Removal of varnishes with substances in aqueous environment – Live streaming Lecture by Paolo Cremonesi
24 Aprile 2021 – 10:00 – 18:00
Following the great interest aroused, the European Centre for Heritage Crafts and Professions is pleased to propose again the live streaming lesson on the “Removal of varnishes with substances in aqueous environment” with Paolo Cremonesi in English.
The lecture will be held Saturday, April 24, 2021, starting from 10 am. The first part will deal with theory (10.00 to 12.30 am), while in the afternoon (1.30 to 6.00 pm) the teacher will focus on practice with close-up footage.
Expressions of interest must be notified by duly filling in the form below no later than April 14, 2021.
Upon reaching the required minimum number of participants (12 people), an email confirming the beginning of the course will be sent to interested parties specifying the terms of payment.
The participation fee is €. 160,00 + 22% VAT (when due) (total €. 195,20). Students’ fee is €. 40,00 + 22% VAT (when due) (total €. 48,80).
A few days before the meeting, the lecture notes and the link for the streaming will be provided
Contents For the removal of varnishes from polychrome artifacts, the use of organic solvents is instinctively considered. Though aware of the potential impact on health and of the interactions of organic solvents with the binder of the underlying paint layer, they are used because this is the traditional approach. Aqueous methods, however, can also be effective: complementary to organic solvents and, under certain conditions, even a real, effective alternative to them. The meeting will review the possibilities offered by the aqueous environment in gelled form, for its action at alkaline pH and / or in the presence of surfactants and chelators, and for its ability to emulsify moderate quantities of polar solvents, with or without surfactants.
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We thank you in advance for making the initiative known to your colleagues.Paolo Cremonesi is an independent Conservation Scientist, Chemist and Biochemist, trained also in the restoration of paintings, active in research, development and training in several European countries.