Spalters Inc. #13: Pushing the studies on Chlorociboria to their ultimate goal

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Blog entry by Sodabowski posted 04-14-2016 08:50 PM 1518 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi guys,

Quick update: I’m pursuing my internship at the C2RMF these days, and we’re having a blast preparing the experiments that will conclude all that I did before on the subject. We will experiment the interactions between Chlorociboria-stained wood and the finishes, the products used to remove the finishes (when past restorations occurred), and the new techniques and products that we will devise to get the color back and stabilize it on faded specimens (they were half-way there, which is great).

Believe me, it’s amazing to work with the restorers of the French museums, they’re a handful of experts of utmost talent and ethics, great company and definitely addicted to what they do! My kind of people.
Oh, and the paintings being restored are on the floor just under. Remember that Da Vinci masterpiece that needs some caring love because it had been overly varnished (15 layers!) a century ago? Well I’ve seen it just yesterday, up close and personal, with the IR and X-ray pictures, even discussed with the experts about the previous preservation work that had been done on it and the current one.

Good times!

Cheers from the Louvre Museum building!

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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Dominik Matus

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#1 posted 04-14-2016 09:02 PM

Nice to hear. Well, welcome in the world of restorers. :)

-- Cabinetmaker, restorer

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#2 posted 04-15-2016 10:56 AM

What a real honor to be with all that fine art. Way to go, Thomas

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#3 posted 04-15-2016 01:15 PM

Rubbin elbows with the big dogs! Good luck soda.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#4 posted 04-21-2016 07:36 AM

Ohhh I am so happy for you.
How wonderful, not only to work with the best, but also on pieces from the masters.
Most of all I am happy to hear you are in a place you love to be.
Best of my thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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