The Solvent-Star

The Solvent Star - assessing, documenting and sharing solvent tests in conservation practice for safe, efficient solvent use and the application of sustainable solvents in our field - just published in The Picture Restorer and now freely available here on SRAL’s website. For the publication see below: The Solvent Star: Assessing and documenting solvent selection

With solvents essential to many art conservation treatments, our initial small tests are critical for determining those safest for a specific artwork. Yet until now we have lacked a straightforward way to quantify, document and share these results. In the short white paper below Gwendoline R. Fife describes the simple star procedure and diagram she has developed at SRAL - The Conservation Institute, and distributes through her workshops for this purpose. 

Before using: please see the attached article, how-to-guide and solvent list.


The Solvent Star: Assessing and documenting solvent selection*** ***Solvent Star pdf *** ***SRAL solvent list for Solvent Star*** How_to_guide_Solvent_Star

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