Solvent Gels for the Cleaning of Works of Art – #BK-297



Edited by Valerie Dorge 1994

Often when conservators attempt to remove dirt and grime from the surface of a work of art, they face a challenge in avoiding wanted layers of varnish, paint, or gilding. To find a cleaning agent which can remove the former while not affecting the latter has been an issue of grave concern to conservators. Toward that end, the Getty Conservation Institute and the Winterthur Museum have examined gel cleaners used to clean paintings and painted works of art, and their methodology, data, and conclusions are presented in this volume, which is certain to be useful and informative to everyone faced with the task of cleaning such materials.