JAIC 1990, Volume 29, Number 1, Article 4 (pp. 45 to 76)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1990, Volume 29, Number 1, Article 4 (pp. 45 to 76)

DETERIORATION OF SURFACES EXPOSED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES

GUSTAV A. BERGER, & WILLIAM H. RUSSELL



12 SUMMARY

IN TEN years of research, the authors have conducted extensive tests yielding important conclusions, practical applications, and publications on the responses of canvas paintings to environmental changes. Since the outer surface of every solid object may be considered a “stressed membrane,” these findings also have led to a new understanding of the process of decay and aging in general.


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