Week 4

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Conservator Renee Stein reducing surface grime

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Detail of tiny cotton swab used to reduce surface grime

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Dirty and clean sponges and gel blocks along with tiny brush and swabs all used for localized cleaning of non-design areas.

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Intern Veronica Paltaratskaya applies additional consolidant to areas of flaking paint.  


Detail of proper right lower corner taken in raking light to reveal wrinkles, folds, and creases in painting.


Conservators introduce humidity in the form of vapor from an ultrasonic humidifier.


Detail of vapor from ultrasonic humidifier.

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The painting was flattened under sheets of plexi over a weekend.

Week 4