JAIC 2004, Volume 43, Number 2, Article 2 (pp. 139 to 150)
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JAIC 2004, Volume 43, Number 2, Article 2 (pp. 139 to 150)

CHARACTERIZATION BY FTIR OF THE EFFECT OF LEAD WHITE ON SOME PROPERTIES OF PROTEINACEOUS BINDING MEDIA

SILVIA A. CENTENO, MARCELO I. GUZMAN, AKIKO YAMAZAKIKLEPS, & CARLOS O. DELLA VÉDOVA




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SOURCES OF MATERIALS

Lead white: 46000 Genuine Flake White, PW1 Cremnitz White Massicot: D-7971 Massicot blh Bone glue: 63000 Bone Glue, pearls Gelatin: 63040 Gelatin, sheets Rabbit skin glue: 63052 Genuine Rabbit Skin Glue Plates, from rabbit skins

Kremer Pigments Inc. 228 Elizabeth St. New York, N.Y. 10012 (212) 219-2395 kremerinc@aol.com


AUTHOR INFORMATION

SILVIA A. CENTENO received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, in 1994. In 1995, she was awarded an L. W. Frohlich Fellowship in Conservation at the Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, to work on the investigation of pre-Columbian metalwork from Peru. From 1997 to 2001 she continued to be involved in various research projects at the museum. In 2001 she was appointed associate research scientist at the Sherman Fairchild Center for Works on Paper and Photograph Conservation and the Sherman Fairchild Paintings Conservation Center. Her principal interests include the technical examination of works of art by nondestructive techniques. Address: Sherman Fairchild Center for Works on Paper and Photograph Conservation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10028; silvia.centeno@metmuseum.org

MARCELO I. GUZMAN received an M.S. degree from Facultad de Química, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina, in 2001. In 2002, he was awarded an A.W. Mellon Fellowship to work in the Sherman Fairchild Center for Works on Paper and Photograph Conservation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, on the investigation of the interaction of lead white with binding media frequently used in medieval illuminated manuscripts. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the Environmental Sciences and Engineering Department, CalTech. Address: 7 Keck Laboratory, M/C 138–78, Pasadena, Calif. 91125; mig@its.caltech.edu

AKIKO YAMAZAKI-KLEPS earned a master of art in conservation from Camberwell College of Arts (1995). She has held internships at the National Diet Library, Japan, the Ashmolean Museum, and the Bodleian Library, Oxford. In 1994, she was the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Paper Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since 1996 Yamazaki-Kleps has been paper conservator at the Sherman Fairchild Center for Works on Paper and Photograph Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where her responsibilities include addressing media problems on works on paper, parchment, and papyrus. In 1999, she began initial investigations into media problems of lead white paints in aqueous binders, in collaboration with Dr. Masanori Sato, conservation scientist in charge, Nara National Cultural Properties Research Institute, Japan. Her research efforts continue to focus on physical and chemical characteristics of media, binders, and supports, scientific analysis of deterioration mechanisms, and testing of consolidants and treatment methods. Address as for Centeno; akiko.yamazaki-kleps@metmuseum.org

CARLOS O. DELLA VÉDOVA received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, in 1983 and his doctor rerum naturalium from Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany. He is the author of approximately 150 publications in peer review journals as well as books. He is currently a researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research in Argentina, Centro CEQUINOR (UNLP-CONICET), chemistry professor at the Universidad Nacional de la Plata in Argentina, director of the Laboratory for Liaison with the Industry and the Scientific System (LaSeISiC, CICUNLP-CONICET), Argentina, and director in Argentina of the Regional Program for Chemistry of the DAAD-Germany (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst). His main interests are the study of small covalent molecules and their spectroscopical and physicochemical properties. Address: Departamento de Química, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Calle 47 esq. 115, (1900) La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, República Argentina; carlosdv@quimica.unlp.edu.ar


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