Conservation of Tracing Papers

Flamm, Verena; Hofmann, Christa; Dobrusskin, Sebastian; Banik, Gerhard (1990). Conservation of Tracing Papers In: 9th Triennial Meeting, Dresden, German Democratic Republic, 26-31 August 1990 2 (pp. 463-467). ICOM Committee for Conservation, Los Angeles

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The purpose of this project was to find new methods to relax and flatten tracing paper supports for works of art. GORE-TEX barrier was used to achieve an even and gentle relaxation without any risk for water sensitive colours. Flattening was carried out on the suction table. This procedure allows severe undulations from tracing papers to be removed with minimal stress. Even highly water-sensitive colours are not endangered nor are the dimensions of the tracing papers enlarged.

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Bern Academy of the Arts
Bern Academy of the Arts > Institute Materiality in Art and Culture
Bern Academy of the Arts > HKB Teaching


Flamm, Verena;
Hofmann, Christa;
Dobrusskin, Sebastian0000-0003-0326-4960 and
Banik, Gerhard


A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > NE Print media




ICOM Committee for Conservation, Los Angeles




Sebastian Dobrusskin

Date Deposited:

03 Aug 2020 16:34

Last Modified:

18 Dec 2020 13:30

Uncontrolled Keywords:

tracing paper, water sensitive colours, humidification, flattening, GORE-TEX




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