General Cleaning Materials and Methods for metals
During the course of this three-day workshop, the fundamental chemistry of decorative metallic materials will be reviewed. This will include a basic review of metallic structures, the properties of alloys, grain structure and the effects of working and annealing.
Among the bases of corrosion chemistry studied : the nature of the corrosion cell ; as well as a review of current and new corrosion inhibitors. General cleaning methods will be presented, which will include acid/base methods; polishing; and chelation chemistry, as well as electrochemical methods.
This course will also review current barrier materials and consolidants, and introduce the participants to additional materials and methods for long term corrosion protection on treated (cleaned) metal surfaces. Workshops will be practical in nature: each afternoon session will expand on the morning lectures with demonstrations and ‘hands on’ exercises on both cleaning and coating techniques.
This training is bilingual English-French
Coordinator: Nathalie Le Dantec conservator Assistant to the head of conservator department, responsible for continuing education, Inp.
Speaker: Richard Wolbers, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Science and Adjunct Paintings Conservator at the Delaware University.
Translators: live translation will be available
Public concerned: conservators of archeological, historical or modern metals
Date: October, 9th, 10th and 11th , 2019
Duration: 3 days
Place: Inp, conservator department Aubervilliers
Price : 795€
Registration form to send to firstname.lastname@example.org - Institut national du patrimoine département des restaurateurs – 124, rue Henri Barbusse 93300 Aubervilliers.