Monthly Archives: March 2017

Case study of a silver gilded artifact

A beautiful piece of silver gilded artifact depicting a war scene came to our lab in 2007. It was previously wrongly restored by applying a thick layer of silver acrylic colour to hide the faults. Our first step was to remove the silver paint layer. This took a lot of time and efforts. Once the…

One of the cleaning treatments of an oil on canvas painting: step by step approach

Cleaning seems a simple process and i have seen people in charge of historically important collections doing disastrous actions leading to irreversible damage of important art or history objects. It might apparently be a simple cleaning job, but it is the most important step that needs to be understood in all possible analytical and scientific…