Gels in the Conservation of Art

Lora Angelova, Bronwyn Ormsby, Joyce H. Townsend, Richard Wolbers (eds)

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ISBN: 9781909492509
Binding: Paperback
Dimensions: 297 x 210
Pages: 406
Illustrations: 276 colour and 145 half tone

This book of pre-printed papers to be presented at the Gels in Conservation conference, London 16 - 18 October 2017, will be available for sale from 16th October 2017.
All paid up conference participants will receive a gratis copy.
The texts in this volume represent the current theory, research and practice on the use of gel materials for treatment processes in the conservation of objects of art and surfaces in the built environment. The range of gels featured includes those drawn from the biological, cosmetic and food industries, as well as emerging products created specifically for conservation purposes.

The growing importance of these materials, and their positive impact on conservation and environmental practice in terms of the use of fewer solvent-based, less toxic materials represents one of the conservation profession’s contributions to the green movement. Some of the gel treatments discussed make for significantly safer working conditions, and all of them seek to manage and reduce risks to artworks and objects undergoing treatment…….helping to shape the path of future research in the specific area of cleaning fine art surfaces.

The conference, organised by International Academic Projects in association with Tate, is 'full to capacity' (as of July 2017) but we are trying to find ways to have more tickets available. Prospective participants are advised to join the waiting list on Eventbrite for this event. (see http://academicprojects.co.uk/gels-conference/ ).

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