Conservation of artists' acrylic emulsion paints: XPS, NEXAFS and ATR-FTIR studies of wet cleaning methods†

@inproceedings{Willneff2014ConservationOA,
  title={Conservation of artists' acrylic emulsion paints: XPS, NEXAFS and ATR-FTIR studies of wet cleaning methods†},
  author={EA Willneff and BA Ormsby and JS Stevens and Cherno Jaye and DA Fischer and S. Schroeder},
  booktitle={Surface and interface analysis : SIA},
  year={2014}
}
Works of art prepared with acrylic emulsion paints became commercially available in the 1960s. It is increasingly necessary to undertake and optimise cleaning and preventative conservation treatments to ensure their longevity. Model artists' acrylic paint films covered with artificial soiling were thus prepared on a canvas support and exposed to a variety of wet cleaning treatments based on aqueous or hydrocarbon solvent systems. This included some with additives such as chelating agents and/or… CONTINUE READING

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