OBSERVATIONS ON CYCLODODECANE AS A TEMPORARY CONSOLIDANT FOR STONE
RENÉE STEIN, JOCELYN KIMMEL, MICHELE MARINCOLA, & FRIEDERIKE KLEMM
All research for this project was conducted at the Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA). The authors extend their appreciation to the department for the generous use of materials, laboratory space, and analytical equipment. Dr. George Wheeler, MMA, research chemist, offered advice on experimental protocol, commented on drafts, and provided stone samples. Dr. Elisabeth Jägers shared information relating to the ongoing use and testing of cyclododecane at the Fachhochschule Köln, Germany. Dr. Richard Laursen, MMA, visiting researcher, and Lorna Barnes, MMA, assistant objects conservator, assisted in locating references.
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RENÉE STEIN received her master of science from the Winterthur Museum-University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation with a specialization in objects conservation. She is a contract conservator focusing on the ancient Egyptian collection at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. She was a Mellon Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has trained in conservation laboratories in the United States and Italy, including The Cloisters, New York State Bureau of Historic Sites, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and National Museum of Natural History. Address: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, 571 South Kilgo St., Atlanta, Ga. 30322
Jocelyn Kimmel is a conservator of architecture currently based in Portland, Oregon. She has consulted with Myers Conservation, Central Park Conservancy and Art2Facts, and has been employed by Integrated Conservation Resources. In addition, she was a Kress Fellow at The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and was selected by US/ICOMOS to work with the Bundesdenkmalamt in Mauerbach, Austria. She received her master of science in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and has participated in three ICCROM courses. In 2001, she will begin doctoral studies at the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London. Address: 12130 S.W. Morning Hill Dr., Tigard, Ore. 97223
MICHELE MARINCOLA received her M.A. and certificate in conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She is associate conservator for The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she has worked since 1990 on the examination and treatment of medieval sculpture. Recent publications have included several technical studies of sculpture by Tilman Riemenschneider. She is a professional associate of AIC and a past co-chair of the AIC Objects Specialty Group. Address: The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, New York, N.Y. 10040
FRIEDERIKE KLEMM is currently completing her graduate thesis in the conservation of art and cultural objects at the University of Applied Science in Cologne, Germany, focusing on the conservation of stone and mural paintings. She has been involved with stone and wall paintings conservation since 1992 and has been employed by Michael Walta (Bamberg) and Klaus Klarner (Munich), and has completed internships with Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters, and Preis & Amp/Preis OHG (Regensburg). Address: Semperstrasse 76, 22303 Hamburg, Germany
Received for review February 1, 2000. Revised manuscript received June 15, 2000. Accepted for publication July 5, 2000.