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Latest Studies in Conservation now available

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 14:51

Volume 59(1) (January 2014) of Studies in Conservation was recently published and is now being distributed to IIC (International Institute for Conservation) members and institutional subscribers. This is a themed issue on Paintings Imaging and Cleaning Issues, with an introductory editorial by Joyce H. Townsend, IIC Director of Publications. It contains the following five papers:

"A note on the construction of test panels for the spectral imaging of paintings"
Anna Moutsatsou, National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens, Greece
Athina Alexopoulou, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Antiquities and Works of Art Conservation, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Aigaleo, Greece

"Radiography of paintings: Limitations of transmission radiography and exploration of emission radiography using phosphor imaging plates"
Olivier Schalm, Lies Vanbiervliet, Artesis University College of Antwerp, Conservation Studies, Antwerpen, Belgium
Peter Willems, Industrial and Scientific Consulting, Stekene, Belgium
Peter De Schepper, 3GE Measurement and Control Systems, Berchem, Belgium

"Parametrization of the solvent action on modern artists' paint systems"
Stefan Zumbuh, Department of Conservation and Restoration, Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH, Bern, Switzerland

"A cause of water-sensitivity in modern oil paint films: The formation of magnesium sulphate"
Genevieve Silvester &  Aviva Burnstock, Department of Conservation and Technology, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Luc Megens & Klaas Jan van den Berg, Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tom Learner & Giacomo Chiari, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA

"Acrylic emulsion paint films: The effect of solution pH, conductivity, and ionic strength on film swelling and surfactant removal"
Courtney E. Dillon, Anthony F. Lagalante, Department of Chemistry, Villanova University, PA, USA,
Richard C. Wolbers, Department of Art Conservation, University of Delaware, DE, USA

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