The removal of natural resin varnishes from hand-coloured oil printed media

Colbourne, Jane and Singer, Brian (2009) The removal of natural resin varnishes from hand-coloured oil printed media. In: Research in book and paper conservation in Europe : a state of the art. Verlag Berger Horn, Vienna. ISBN 978-3850284905

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Abstract

Removing a varnish coating from an intaglio or planographic print is a potentially hazardous procedure. Difficulties are compounded if the ink contains additives and adulterants or the print has been hand-coloured with solvent sensitive media. In the case of seriously discoloured and damaged artefacts the risks involved in removing any varnish may be justified. Traditionally the paper conservator's choice of options has been rather limited which heightens the potential risks. Solvent poultices and gels may offer certain advantages over more traditional approaches and, although fears as to the long-term implications of residues have yet to be fully researched, current experiements look encouraging.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: paper-preservation, painting-conservation, restoration
Subjects: W100 Fine Art
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010 12:40
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 21:55
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2270

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