JAIC 1990, Volume 29, Number 1, Article 4 (pp. 45 to 76)
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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




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AUTHOR INFORMATION

GUSTAV A. BERGER studied art in Vienna, civil engineering at the Haifa Technical Institute, and art restoration in Bologna. In New York, he was assistant to Mario Modestini and William Suhr. In 1965, he began research on adhesives for the consolidation of paintings, supported by grants from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. After developing a new adhesive, BEVA 371, he went on to investigate and develop other materials for use in conservation on a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 1980, his research has focused on the reaction of stretched canvas to changes in ambient temperature and humidity. He heads the Art Conservation Research Foundation, Ltd., a public, not-for-profit organization. Address: Art Conservation Research Foundation, Ltd., 115 West 73rd Street, New York, New York 10023-2940.

WILLIAM H. RUSSELL has an MSAE degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Illinois (1973). He taught at the University of Illinois, and has been Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology College of Architecture, since 1979. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including American Institute of Architects, American Institute of Steel Construction, and American Concrete Institute. Russell is a practicing registered architect and structural engineer. Address: Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Architecture, Atlanta, Georgia 30322.


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