Wet Paint: interactions between water and paintings
A one-day conference is to be held at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, on Friday 12th October 2018.
There are many ways in which water and humidity can physically alter paintings, sometimes with disastrous effect; such as staining canvases, flaking and blanching paint, warping of wooden panels and cockling canvas supports. However, water is also a useful material for conservators that can be employed in the treatment of painted surfaces, such as: in the form of aqueous cleaning solutions, for moisture treatments to reduce deformations, and as a carrier for adhesives.
This conference will look at the ways in which water and paintings can interact, and their implications for the conservator. We welcome papers that address new research or report case studies of treatments. Papers could address topics such as:
• water damage and its treatment
• relative humidity and its effect on paintings
• water sensitivity of paint
• aqueous cleaning systems
• water soluble restoration materials
The conference program for Oral Presentations is available at
The call for POSTER PRESENTATIONS is now open.
If you would like to be considered, please forward a short proposal using the poster proposal template (https://technology-trust-
news.org/t/6S6-5O2LK-L8ZMP1-35BUJO-1/c.aspx) to the group secretary at email@example.com no later than Friday 13th July 2018.
It should be noted that it is our intention to publish the posters as part of our successful series of postprints.
The receipt of abstracts for oral presentations is now closed.
Guide for Poster Abstracts:
The proposals should be a maximum of 500 words.
An abstract in word format is required (approximately 200 words) with a biography of the author(s) for the conference handouts.
Registration and Booking:
Registration for this event is open and details of tickets and prices can be found at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wet-paintinteractions-