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Advanced workshop gel cleaning in conservation

26/04/2018 - 09:00 tot 27/04/2018 - 17:00

During this two-day workshop with Lora Angelova, participants will be presented with a range of cleaning gel types that might be used for specific cleaning problems.

Practical Information

26-27 April 2018, 9:00 - 17:00
Location: Blindestraat 9, 2000 Antwerp

Number of participants: maximum 15
Registration fee: 350 euro 

Deadline for application: 15 February 2018

The registration fee includes lunch and coffee breaks on both days.

Target group: Registration is open to conservators and restorers
Requirements: Basic notions of chemistry are recommended

Please note that the language of instruction is English.

Registration: https://www.uantwerpen.be/nl/faculteiten/ontwerpwetenschappen/in-de-kijker/workshop-gel-cleaning/registration/

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.


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