Workshop 2011: Museum of Modern Art, New York

The 2011 Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces (CAPS) workshop included lectures to present new research and a significant amount of directed hands-on work to explore the theory and practice of cleaning approaches and to evaluate their applicability and efficacy.

The workshop schedule (PDF, 1pp., 78KB) provides an overview of the subjects covered during the three–and–a–half day workshop. Practical work with custom prepared samples and paint films was supplemented with case studies based on actual paintings.

Frequent group discussions provided a forum to explore a diverse range of subjects including personal treatment experiences, outstanding issues and problems for individuals and the field, and useful priorities for future research.

As with all of the activities in the Research Into Practice Initiative, the 2011 CAPS workshop was designed as a specific training vehicle that seeks to integrate scientific research with the latest perspectives in the field of art conservation.

Instructors for the 2011 CAPS Workshop:
Tiarna Doherty (JPGM)
Tom Learner (GCI)
Bronwyn Ormsby (Tate, London)
Alan Phenix (GCI)
Chris Stavroudis, (freelance conservator, Los Angeles)
Richard Wolbers (Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation)

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