SHORT COMMUNICATION SOLVENT SENSITIVITY TESTING OF OBJECTS FOR TREATMENT IN A VAPOR-SATURATED ATMOSPHERE
ERIC F. HANSEN, & PAULA VOLENT
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ERIC F. HANSEN received his M.S. in organic synthesis from the University of California, Irvine and is a C. Phil. in the Archaeology Studies Program of the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently an associate scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute, where he has been employed since 1985. His research interests include the consolidation of fragile painted objects, the deterioration of organic materials (including both synthetic and natural substances), the effects of treatment parameters on the final physical properties of treated objects, and the technological styles used in the production of architectural sculpture of the ancient Maya. Address: Getty Conservation Institute, 4503 Glencoe Ave., Marina del Rey, Calif. 90292.
PAULA VOLENT received her M.A. in art history and her certificate in conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Pre- and post-conservation training internships include work in the paper conservation laboratories at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, the Williamstown Regional Conservation Laboratory, the New-York Historical Society, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She ran a private paper conservation studio in Los Angeles from 1990 to 1994. She is currently the William R. Leisher Memorial Fellow in the Conservation and Research of Modern Paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.