Current technical challenges in the conservation of paintings

Barros D'Sa, Angelina, Bone, Lizzie, Clarricoates, Rhiannon and Dowding, Helen (2015) Current technical challenges in the conservation of paintings. Archetype. ISBN 9781909492318

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As artists have increasingly utilised materials and techniques, conservators have been presented with a host of new and complex problems that need to be addressed. In response to this, the Institute of Conservation's Paintings Group decided that this would be an appropriate theme for a conference that could provide a platform for contributors to disseminate their research on a number of topics relating to the conservation of contemporary artworks. In addition, a call was put out for contributors who might be developing new and innovative techniques and materials to address conservation problems, or who might be utilising well-known materials, already in the conservator's toolkit, in a new capacity.

The papers in this volume were presented at the Paintings Group's conference 'Modern Conservation; What's New?' held at The Wallace Collection in October 2014, which covered a variety of topics including consolidates and flake laying,; the possible use of of sports injury tape as a temporary means of support during structural conservation treatments; rigid inserts to stretchers to reduce vibrations; auxiliary supports for modern paintings; the problem of softening and weeping paints in modern works of art and methods of treatment; wet surface cleaning treatments for contemporary paintings; and ethical considerations when dealing with conceptual artists' wishes.

Keywords:contemporary art, Fine Art, conservation, easel painting conservation
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W160 Fine Art Conservation
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (Heritage)
ID Code:30598
Deposited On:14 Mar 2018 12:03

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