General Cleaning Materials and Methods for textiles
During the first day of this three-day workshop, participants will be presented with a review of basic aqueous cleaning techniques or strategies for textile substrates.
The notion of generally ‘isotonic’ bathing fabric structures that are wet cleanable will be introduced. By the end of the first day, both pH and conductivity measurements on textile surfaces, as well as the construction of simple bathing systems that accommodate these factors will be accomplished. Simple aqueous carrier or gel systems (agarose and xanthan gums) will also be covered the first morning.
At the start of day two, the use of enzymes in aqueous textile conservation treatments, and in the practical sessions that follow, will be the focus in the workshop. The students will be encouraged to explore the BRENDA enzyme database online to better engineer their own enzyme preparations. More advanced micro-emulsions for blending solvent and water cleaning systems together for both ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ cleaning needs, including the cleaning of water sensitive materials will be discussed later in the morning during this session.
The goal will be to better empower the participants to formulate tailored preparations for common surface cleaning problems (soil, staining, and adhesive removal) that require or demand minimal aqueous interventions.
The participants will be invited to continue their experiments in practical sessions and share the results of their individual experiments in a final class presentation on the morning of the third day.
Period: 20, 21 and 22 june 2018
Place: INP, Aubervilliers
Price: 795 euros
Registration form to be sent to Laetitia Létendard (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Institut national du patrimoine département des restaurateurs – 124, rue Henri Barbusse 93300 Aubervilliers. Information on 01 49 46 57 04