IAP Virtual seminar: Enzymes and the reduction of stains & adhesive residues from uncoated surfaces

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Thursday, 5 May, 2022 - 15:00

with Matthew Cushman
Thursday 5 May 2022, 3pm BST

This seminar will be of particular relevance to paper and textile conservators in its exploration of the use of enzymes in conservation cleaning applications. Topics to be discussed include: a summary of key scientific concepts, enzyme selection, adjustment and control of aqueous solution parameters for the optimization of enzyme activity, and delivery methods.

There will be a 55min presentation followed by 15min of discussion.

Matt Cushman is Conservator of Paintings and Affiliated Assistant Professor at the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, where he teaches fundamentals of paintings conservation and the application of scientific principles in conservation practice. His research interests include novel materials for the cleaning of painted surfaces, structural treatment of easel paintings, and the techniques and materials of early American painting.

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