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A Chemical Comparison of Two Different Oxidizing Bleaches and the History of Early European Paper and Papermaking
Background: The bleaching of paper is an important and controversial treatment employed in the conservation of art. The use of a bleach may greatly enhance the quality of an image but at a cost of lost structural integrity. ...
A Polysaccharide Extracted From Sphagnum Moss as Antifungal Agent in Archaeological Conservation
On the basis of the well-known preservative properties of Sphagnum moss, a potential opportunity to use moss polysaccharides (Sphagnan) in art conservation was tested. Polysaccharides were extracted from the moss (S. ...
Delamination of Oil Paints from Acrylic Grounds
Many modern artists paint in oil or oil-modified alkyd paints over acrylic grounds. In some cases the oil based paints do not remain adhered to the ground. In a set of composite samples of oil or alkyd paints, over acrylic ...