Modular Cleaning program
By taking this course conservators will gain a solid foundation in the theory and practice of formulating aqueous cleaning solutions and polymer-stabilized emulsions. Participants will receive information on cleaning through lectures and readings. They will also learn how the Modular Cleaning Program stock solutions and computer database assist in formulating effective cleaning strategies.
During lab time participants will prepare the stock solutions, become proficient with the MCP computer database and learn to use the MCP to fine tune the cleaning of test paintings. After preparing the stock solutions, conservators will prepare a series of aqueous test solutions to arrive at an optimal cleaning system for a test painting (as each painting is different). Of critical importance, the participants will learn about clearance of non-volatile materials and the advantages and disadvantages of using cleaning systems that contain components that do not evaporate.
The aim of the workshop is to provide the participant with the tools to use the Modular Cleaning Program in their own practice as soon as they return to their own studios. After the workshop, participants should be comfortable mixing the solutions, working through aqueous test cleanings, and understand how various changes in materials will affect the cleaning solution and how this relates to the chemistry of the surface and cleaning system. Participants will leave the course with a set of the stock solutions that will include bottles of aqueous concentrate solutions and rinsing solutions.
Instructor: Chris Stavroudis, Paintings Conservator in Private Practice in Hollywood
Period: 21, 22 and 23 november 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