Lecture 3. Common conditions, repair and cleaning
|The care of public art is a public concern and can only succeed with public support.|
|I.||Common conditions : weathered structures and finishes|
For outdoor bronzes, the most common aesthetic problem is that a weathered patina prevents us from clearly seeing details of modelled shapes and textures.
A. Minor repair
B. Examples of conditions commonly observed
|II.||Minor repairs to stablize intact sculpture|
Often the first step in treatment is cleaning.
A. Dry methods
B. Aqueous systems
C. Non-aqueous or mixed systems
After cleaning, bronze surfaces may need reintegration and protection, our topics in the next lecture