Advanced workshop gel cleaning in conservation
During this two-day workshop, participants will be presented with a range of cleaning gel types that might be used for specific cleaning problems.
The workshop will be given by Lora Angelova, guest lecturer of the programme conservation-restoration of UAntwerp. Lora is a Conservation Scientist in the Collection Care Department of The National Archives, United Kingdom, specialising in the material composition of objects and researching solutions for their conservation.
Target group: Registration is open to conservators and restorers.
Requirements: Basic notions of chemistry are recommended.
About Lora Angelova
Lora is a Conservation Scientist in the Collection Care Department of The National Archives, United Kingdom, specialising in the material composition of objects and researching solutions for their conservation. Prior to joining The National Archives, Lora was a Conservation Science Researcher at Tate, where she worked on the Nanorestart project. This research focused on the evaluation of nanotechnology-based cleaning systems designed to tackle the challenging treatments of modern and contemporary art. In 2013 Lora received a PhD in chemistry from Georgetown University and the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, for her research on the design and application of polymer gel materials that could be used for the surface cleaning of heritage materials. Following her move to the UK as a Newton International Fellow she completed a year of research at the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis at the University of Cambridge, and a year at the Material Studies Laboratory, Department of History of Art, UCL. Lora was on the organising committee and on the Gels in Conservation Conference.
Deadline for application: 15 February 2018. Registration
Please note that the language of instruction is English.
Organisation: University of Antwerp