Workshop 2013: Lunder Conservation Center, Washington DC
The third Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces (CAPS) workshop was held from April 30 to May 3, 2013 at the Lunder Conservation Center in Washington DC. Fifteen conservators from around the US and Canada worked with workshop instructors to explore the theory and application of cleaning systems for acrylic painted surfaces.
The workshop began with an overview of recent advances in the cleaning of acrylic paints, including new cleaning systems that are currently undergoing testing. The majority of the workshop schedule was dedicated to hands-on work in the Lunder conservation laboratories, with the practical aim of understanding how cleaning systems work with acrylic paint surfaces and how they can be tailored for specific conditions and challenges.
Bronwyn Ormsby (Tate, London)
Chris Stavroudis (freelance conservator, Los Angeles)
Richard Wolbers (Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation)