Microclimate boxes for panel paintings

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The use of microclimate boxes to protect vulnerable panel paintings is, therefore, not a new phenomenon of the past two or three decades. Rather, it has been a concern for conservators and curators to protect these objects of art at home and in transit since the end of the nineteenth century. The increased number of travelling exhibitions in recent years has heightened the need to protect paintings during circulation (Thomson 1961; Mecklenburg 1991). The use and design of microclimate boxes have been evolving since 1892. These boxes may be divided into three broad groups: those using an active buffer material to stabilize the internal RH, a more recent box containing no added buffer material, and, in recent times, boxes with an altered gas content. Another concern is the appearance (aesthetics) of the box.
TitelThe structural conservation of panel paintings: proceedings of a symposium at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 24-28 April 1995
RedaktørerKathleen Dardes, Andrea Rothe
Antal sider28
UdgivelsesstedLos Angeles
ForlagGetty Conservation Institute
ISBN (Trykt) 0-89236-384-3
StatusUdgivet - 1998
Udgivet eksterntJa

Bibliografisk note

This volume presents the proceedings of an international symposium organized by the Getty Conservation Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum. The first conference of its kind in twenty years, the symposium assembled an international group of conservators of painted panels, and gave them the opportunity to discuss their philosophies and share their work methods.
Illustrated in color throughout, this volume present thirty-one papers grouped into four topic areas: Wood Science and Technology, History of Panel-Manufacturing Techniques, History of the Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings, and Current Approaches to the Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings.