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Cleaning of Watercolour Drawings A study of the use of Gellan gum gel on water sensitive media


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Title: Cleaning of Watercolour Drawings A study of the use of Gellan gum gel on water sensitive media
Other Titles: Rengöring av aquareller -Användning av Gellan gum gel för rengöring av vattenlösliga media
Authors: Möller, Lotta
Issue Date: 8-Jul-2014
Degree: Student essay
Series/Report no.: ISSN 1101-3303
ISRN GU/KUV—14/25—SE
Keywords: Paper conservation
watercolour drawings
Gellan gum gel
immersion wash
cleaning
colorimetry
UV-vis spectroscopy
Abstract: Gellan gum is a non-toxic and biodegradable polysaccharide widely used in pharmaceutical and food industries. 2003 the use of a rigid gel of Gellan gum was introduced in paper conservation for cleaning of works of art on paper. The method has been thoroughly evaluated and highlighted as an ideal method for treating sensitive and degraded papers. This study aims to evaluate the suitability of the method on watercolour drawings. This study comprises a comparison between cleaning with Gellan ... more
Description: Uppsats för avläggande av filosofie kandidatexamen i Kulturvård, Konservatorprogrammet 15 hp Institutionen för kulturvård Göteborgs universitet 2014:25
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/36483
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