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Author Gels in Conservation (2017 : London, England)

Title Gels in the conservation of art / edited by Lora V. Angelova, Brownyn Ormsby, Joyce H. Townsend, and Richard Wolbers.

Published London Archetype Publications, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  702.88 GELS    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  702.88 GELS    AVAILABLE
Physical description 400 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 30 cm
Notes Proceedings of the conference Gels in Conservation, organized jointly by International Academic Projects (IAP) and Tate, and held in London, England, October 16-18, 2017.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Keynote paper -- Gels, green chemistry, gurus and guides / Richard Wolbers -- Polysaccharides: agar, gellan, xanthan and methyl celluloses -- A study of commercial agar gels as cleaning materials / Dominique Scalarone -- Thermo-reversible rigid agar hydrogels: their properties and action in cleaning / Antonella Casoli -- The treatment of Barnett Newman's Shining Forth in the MNAM Pompidou collection / Sophie Germond -- Coupling gellan gels and electrochemical biosensors: real-time monitoring of cleaning and enzymatic treatments of Diana Scultori's The Wedding of Cupid and Psyche / Claudia Mazzuca -- Rigid polysaccharide gels for paper conservation: a residue study / Richard G. Weiss -- The use of agar gel for treating water stains on an acrylic canvas / Maureen Cross -- Gellan gum and agar compared to aqueous immersion for cleaning paper / Emilie Le Bourg --.
Contents note continued: Measurement of surface pH of paper using agarose gel plugs: a feasibility study / Amy Hughes -- Cold, warm, warmer: use of precision heat transfer in the optimization of hydrolytic enzyme and hydrogel cleaning systems / Ryte Simaite -- Cleaning the Adolphe Roger murals at the church of Notre Dame de Lorette, Paris / Anne-Laure Capra -- Investigating the ability of phytate gel systems to treat iron gall ink at the British Library / Paul Garside -- Evaluation of leather cleaning with a rigid hydrogel of gellan gum on two composite Amharic shields from the Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico ̀Luigi Pigorini' Rome / Marcella Ioele -- Challenges of a virgin water-sensitive surface: designing a cast agar gel cleaning system for Patrick Heron's Still-life against the Sea: 1949 / Katherine Ara -- Gelling predictions: the challenges of taking research into practice / Emma Schmitt --.
Contents note continued: A study of thickened protein glues for the readhesion of absorbent flaking paints with methylcellulose and wheat starch paste / Anne Muszynski -- Agarose-enzyme gels in paper conservation / Yana van Dyke -- Agarose gels with methyl ethyl ketone for cleaning a 19th-century document / Rodrigo Buentello Martinez -- Treating chromatic alterations on barkcloth with agar gel / Luciana Rossi -- Local cleaning of tidelines on paper using rigid gels: the influence of pH and conductivity / Anne-Laurence Dupont -- Chelating soluble iron(II) from iron gall ink using calcium phytate in agar gel / Avery Bazemore -- Biocleaning of wall paintings on uneven surfaces with warm agar gels / Pilar Roig Picazo -- The removal of lead- and oil-based overpaint from a plaster cast of Hermes Fastening his Sandal / Shayne Rivers -- Solvent gel versus solvent poultice: evaluating two techniques for the removal of pressure-sensitive tape stains from paper / Cecilia Isaksson --.
Contents note continued: Using rigid gellan gel for the stratigraphic cleaning of a canvas painting / Giacomo Maranesi -- The use of agar gel for cleaning and overpaint removal from Romanian ecclesiastical tempera paintings / Loan Darida -- Washing works of art on paper using rigid hydrogels containing chelating agents / Ekaterina Pasnak -- Use of a rigid gel for adhesive removal from an early 20th-century poster / Angelica Vasquez Martinez -- An initial assessment of local stain reduction using chelate-containing gellan gum gels in paper conservation / Brook Prestowitz -- Getting into the (sea)weeds: the use of rigid agar gels for the cleaning of a birch bark canoe / Cindy Lee Scott -- Micro-fragmented agar gels in wall painting conservation: the chapel of Saint Michael in the Royal Monastery of Pedralbes, Barcelona / Lidia Font-Pages -- Towards the sustainable use of agar/agarose in conservation: a case study of the Izu peninsula, Japan / Koji Takagi --.
Contents note continued: Polyacrylic: Pemulen and Carbopol -- Resurrecting a giant: using solvent gels and aqueous systems to restore Villanova University's Triumph of David / Emily Wroczynski -- The influence of organic and inorganic alkalis on the formulation and properties of Pemulen TR-2 gels / Paolo Cremonesi -- Giant sequoia: an extraordinary case study involving Carbopol gel / Efstratia Verveniotou -- Revisiting a shipwrecked felt hat for Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust: a multidisciplinary approach / Jonathan Clark -- Carbopol gel as a carrier for oxidizing agents in discoloured lead white conversion treatment / Lana Linda Fiskovic -- From brown to bright: removing several varnish and dirt layers from a 17th-century ceiling painted on wood / Johanneke Verhave -- Pemulen emulsions for the removal of overpaint, discoloured remains of lining adhesive, and remnants of older varnish layers on a 17th-century group portrait / Lucy Odlin -- Silicone emulsifiers --.
Contents note continued: Particle-based silicone cleaning emulsions: studies in model paint systems for the cleaning of water-sensitive artworks / Richard Wolbers -- Conservation of murals by Eugene Delacroix at Saint Sulpice, Paris / Marie Monfort -- Gels: evolution in practice / Chris Stavroudis -- Cleaning assessment of a vinyl dispersion paint: comparing Velvesil Plus Gel, microemulsions and aqueous solutions / Emilie Faust -- Silicone polymers for the removal of grime from a selectively varnished oil, graphite and ink painting / Rita Albertson -- Novel methods -- Poly(vinyl alcohol)-borax ̀gels': a flexible cleaning option / Richard G. Weiss -- Novel surface-attached gels from photo-crosslinkable polyacrylamides for the cleaning of works of art / Charis Theodorakopoulos -- Innovative techniques for treating the reverse of paintings: gel systems and Aquazol 500 pre-impregnated facing pads / Christian Tortato --.
Contents note continued: A comparison between gel and swab cleaning: physical changes to delicate surfaces / Richard G. Weiss -- Moving on up: a review of results from SRAL's tissue-gel composite approach / Gwendoline R. Fife -- From biomass to restoration: a new green tool for the cleaning of artworks / Rocco Mazzeo -- Testing a potassium polyacrylate aqueous gel for the pretreatment and storage of wet marine iron and organic composite artefacts / Stamatis C. Boyatzis -- The use of Nanorestore gels in the conservation of lime-based wall paintings / Matilda Bronmark-Thorlund -- New gel formulations for removal of adhesive residues and cleaning of paper and parchment / Silvia Orlanducci -- Poly(vinyl alcohol)-borate gels as carriers of microemulsions / Petr Kotlik -- Using a ̀gel' made from nano-lime and nano-silica to repair badly damaged glass mosaic tesserae / Simon Elio Leitner -- Improved PVA gels for the cleaning of paint surfaces / Oscar Chiantore --.
Contents note continued: Trials of agar gels and task-specific salts for the electrochemical reduction of silver sulphide on silver leaf / Sara Leite Fragoso -- Gels for removing varnish and surface stains from Bulgarian icons / Silviya Varadinova-Papadaki -- Responsive bio-based gels for the preservation and treatment of archaeological wooden objects / Luc Averous -- Comparative studies (multi-gel use) -- Conservation of a white Louise Nevelson installation: gel systems explored / Jens Dittmer -- Gel formulations coupled with mechanical cleaning techniques to remove old overpaint and pigmented coatings on a large altarpiece by Piero di Cosimo / Aniko Bezur -- Time-dependent ATR-FTIR studies on the release of solvents from cleaning gels into model systems of oil paint binding media / Piet Iedema -- Gels at the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation: a retrospective review of student projects, 1978--2016 / Matthew Cushman --.
Contents note continued: A study of water mobility in hydrogels suitable for biocleaning mural paintings: a unilateral NMR study / Donatella Capitani -- The effect of gelling agents and solvents on poly(methyl methacrylate) surfaces: a comparative study / Emma Richardson -- The case of Capogrossi in Rome: trials and tests using gels for the cleaning of a contemporary wall painting / Maria Carolina Gaetani -- Removing iron stains from wood and textile objects: assessing gelled siderophores as novel green chelators / Anastasia Pournou -- Layer by layer: the removal of complex soiling on a collection of modern art bronzes using buffered pH-adjusted aqueous gels / Shelley M. Smith -- The use of gel systems for cleaning water- and solvent-sensitive paintings / Carmen Ahedi Pino -- Releasing St Peter / Ramon Avendano Esquivel -- The removal of Paraloid B-72 coatings with aqueous gelled systems: Roman frescoes from Empuries, Catalonia / Silvia Marin Ortega --.
Contents note continued: Statistical evaluation of surface roughness measurements to evaluate rigid and mouldable hydrogels for cleaning unvarnished oil paint with heavy impasto / Marine Page -- Comparison of three hydrogels for cleaning tarnished silver threads using electrochemical treatment / Emmanuelle Pons -- The removal of dirt and coatings from heavily restored medieval painted ceramic socarrats from Valencia, Spain, using gelled systems / Aleix Barberd Gine -- Paintings on canvas in the rooms of St Aloysius Gonzaga at the Roman College, Rome / Susanna Sarmati -- Appendix -- Terminology and properties of selected gels / Richard Wolbers.
Summary "The texts in this volume represent the current theory, research and practice on the use of gel materials for treatment processes in the conservation of objects of art and surfaces in the built environment. The range of gels featured includes those drawn from the biological, cosmetic and food industries, as well as emerging products created specifically for conservation purposes"--Website.
Other author Angelova, Lora V., editor.
Ormsby, Bronwyn, editor.
Townsend, Joyce, editor.
Wolbers, Richard, editor.
International Academic Projects, organizer.
Tate Modern (Gallery), organizer.
Subject Art -- Cleaning -- Congresses.
Art -- Conservation and restoration -- Congresses.
Colloids -- Congresses.
Paint removers -- Congresses.
ISBN 9781909492509 (paperback)
1909492507 (paperback)