Nov 16, 2018

Alternatives to Isinglass

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Wondering if anyone in the SiC community has leads on literature regarding green alternatives to isinglass, or plant-based adhesives used specifically for easel paintings?

Many thanks!

Nov 23, 2018

You may check if there's some literature regarding Funori, which is used with good results for consolidation of matte paint. I don't have titles, but I'm sure that there's plenty of studies about it. Hope this helps...

May 2

I know this is an old post but the following might help someone in the future.

 

Robert Minte’s blog post on the use of Jun Funori® on Gofun in Japanese picture books: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/our-work/conservation/case-studies/japanese-picture-books

 

Studies on the Polysaccharide JunFunori® used to Consolidate Matt Paint, Thomas Geiger and Françoise Michel, Studies in Conservation, Volume 50, p.193-204 (2005)

 

Funori : The use of a traditional Japanese adhesive in the preservation and conservation treatment of Western objects, Jillian Harrold and Zofia Wyszomirska-Noga, in Adapt & Evolve 2015: East Asian Materials and Techniques in Western Conservation. Proceedings from the International Conference of the Icon Book & Paper Group, 2015

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