The 7th day of Study on the Contemporary aims to focus on the conservation problems of artworks made from wood and its derivates, both as an expressive material and as a support. Some contemporary artists often use raw and unseasoned wood, whilst many wood derivatives have been introduced into the market, such as plywood and wood fibre panels. Manufacturing techniques, additives and adhesives, as well as assemblies with all kinds of materials, affect degradation processes and, consequently, the state of conservation of manufactured products. Wood and its derivatives are often considered poor materials and risk being neglected or replaced. We need to remember that we find this materials in all the restoration sectors, but they are not always treated with awareness. The conference focus is on the Contemporary, so treatments on artefacts created in and after the 1950s will be presented.
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