Modular Cleaning Program : aqueous methods
The Modular Cleaning Program is a systematic approach to cleaning works of art utilizing water-borne systems, solvents, solvent gels and emulsions. The MCP assists conservators in formulating and combining stock solutions which allows the conservator to create optimized cleaning solutions for more precise and tailored treatments.
After preparing the stock solutions, conservators will prepare during the practical sessions, a series of aqueous test solutions to arrive at an optimal cleaning system for a test painting. Similarly, the set of mixtures thereof as well as the polymer-based emulsions will be used to solve other cleaning problems.
Chris began teaching this as a workshop assistant in Richard Wolbers’ August 1990 class “Workshop on New Methods in the Cleaning of Paintings” sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute. Since then he has continued to present the techniques and refine the software in numerous lectures, workshops courses and publications.
This training is bilingual English-French
Coordonation: Nathalie Palmade - Le Dantec, painting conservator, Assistant to the Head of studies, Department of conservators, responsible for continuing education ; Laetitia Desvois, painting conservator
Speaker: Chris Stavroudis, painting conservator, Hollywood.
Translators: live translation will be available
Public concerned: painting conservators
Dates: November 20, 21 and 22 of November 2019
Duration: 3 days
Place: Inp, Aubervilliers
Registration form to send to: (email@example.com) - Institut national du patrimoine département des restaurateurs – 124, rue Henri Barbusse 93300 Aubervilliers.