Short film about Cleaning Modern Oil Paintings Research
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Tate in the United Kingdom does a lot of research on conservation techniques, one of them being on how to conserve and clean modern oil paintings. As part of the research Cleaning Modern Oil Paints, which took place from June 2015 – May 2018, Tate published a short film explaining the importance of the project and the problems it aimed to solve.

The short film describes the project and lists reasons why modern paintings are proving challenging to conserve. For instance, artists of 20th- and 21st-century oil paintings tended to use a broad range of materials as well as experimenting with different kinds of materials. During the project duration, an international team of researchers worked to identify reasons behind the degradation phenomena of modern oil paints and to develop appropriate surface cleaning systems.

>> Watch the film and learn more about the research

Join NEMO at the EXPONATEC International Trade Fair for Museums, Conservation and Heritage in Cologne, Germany, from 20-22 November 2019, to learn more about different conservation techniques.