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Friday, May 31 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
(Research and Technical Studies) Maintaining Clarity: Developing a Methodology for Long-Term Studies of Conservation Adhesives and Processes for PMMA

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This study establishes a framework for long-term investigations of conservation adhesives and processes for poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) architectural models, furniture, paintings, photographs and sculpture. Samples of 20 year old adhesives on PMMA that were aged in different environments were investigated for molecular changes and visual acceptability for conservation repairs. Conservation treatments are presented alongside unresolved challenges to demonstrate the need to develop robust assessment methodologies, both to identify risks and to establish useful long-term investigations. Data from previous studies is compared to the initial findings in this study.


Donald Sale

Conservation Guest Scholar, Getty Conservation Institute

Friday May 31, 2013 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
JW Marriott White River Ballroom A-B 19 S West St Indianapolis, IN 46204

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