JAIC 1989, Volume 28, Number 1, Article 2 (pp. 19 to 29)
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JAIC 1989, Volume 28, Number 1, Article 2 (pp. 19 to 29)

A FRESH FACE FOR SAMUEL GOMPERS: METHYL CELLULOSE POULTICE CLEANING

Lisa A. Goldberg


ABSTRACT—A marble bust of Samuel Gompers was evenly cleaned of surface grime and dirt, using a modified methyl cellulose poultice. The rheology, adhesion and film-forming properties of the poultice medium were modified by adding propylene glycol and fumed silica to a product with a lower degree of substitution than is more commonly used in conservation. The poultice film was peeled away after it had dried.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. CASE STUDY
3. CONCLUSION AND SUMMARY
a: Notes , References
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