This workshop covers preservation materials, which are currently in use, and explores new possible candidates and how they might be used. It will provide an understanding of the chemistry and physical properties that make products and their constituents safe and properties which indicate risks , for use in preservation.
The history of the use of materials in preservation will be covered, with special attention to what can be learned from the performance of cellulosic materials, animal products, glasses and silicate material, and synthetic sheet and fibers. Based on this history, a view forward will explore the use of products like polypropylene honeycomb board, heat formable polyester felt, Fosshape, bendable sheet PETG, Vivak, static dispersive material, like Optium and static intercept, and aluminum/plastic vapor barrier laminates, like 2 mil reflective Mylar . Combination of selling foils an industrial board will be explained as a method of creating safe support panels, of any size needed.
After a presentation of the physical and chemical causes of degradation, optimal use of proper materials will be explained to enable the creation of storage and display housings that best preserve, incorporating cellulose and silicate buffering, vapor barriers, filtering for UV, IR, and pollutants, and sacrificial metal and molecular sieve scavengers.
Examples of the materials will be provided and hands on work with their fabrication will be included.
The participants will be able to understand the best way to preserve collections, interactions between products and preserved works, how to choose preservation materials, marketed for preservation, today and how to assess materials that may be made for medical, military, and scientific applications, which can be safely adapted for preservation usage.
This training is bilingual English-French
Coordination : Nathalie Palmade - Le Dantec, painting conservator, Assistant to the Head of studies, Department of conservators, responsible for continuing education.
Speaker : Hugh Phibbs, former Prevention Services coordinator, National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Translators: live translation will be available
Public concerned: professionals in preventive conservation and conservation-restoration
Dates : June 19, 20 and 21, 2019
Duration : 3 days
Place : Inp, Aubervilliers
Price : 795€
Registrationform to send to firstname.lastname@example.org - Institut national du patrimoine département des restaurateurs – 124, rue Henri Barbusse 93300 Aubervilliers.