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Subject: Polyethylene glycol and parchment

Polyethylene glycol and parchment

From: Juergen Vervoorst <ver>
Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Javier Tacon Clavain <restauracion [at] buc__ucm__es> writes

>A valuable book of our collection (manuscript on parchment)
>"suffered" a "restoration treatment" thirty years ago, with the help
>of polyethylene glycol applied by immersion. Would somebody  to
>predict the aging behavior of this material? Is there any possible
>treatment to remove this PEG?

There are two articles written by Claire Chahine and Christine
Rottier dealing with this subject and describing the ageing process
of leather and parchment treated with PEG. The articles are as

    Claire Chahine, Christine Rottier
    "Study on the Stability of Leather Treated with Polyethylene
    Glycol", in ICOM Working Group #10, Conservation of
    Leathercrafts and Related Objects, International Meeting
    5.-8.4.1995, Amsterdam

    Claire Chahine, Christine Rottier
    "Influence Du Vieilissement Artificiel sur le Cuir et le
    Parchemin Traitis au Polyethylene Glycol", in: Le Documents
    Graphiques et Photographiques--Analyse et conservation, Travaux
    du Centre De Recherche sur la Conservation des Documents
    Graphiques 1994-1998, Direction des Archives de France (Editor),
    Paris 1999

Dipl. Rest. Jurgen Vervoorst
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                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:75
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