Masterclass: Introduction to the theory of cleaning of paintings & polychromy. The English release.

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WELCOME TO THIS NEW MASTERCLASS

In this new masterclass by Aqqerva, you’ll delve into the fundamental theory of painting and polychrome cleaning firsthand—a crucial starting point for any restorer. Hello! I’m Abraham Reina, a restoration expert with over 15 years of experience, and this time I’ll be sharing insights into the various families of agents involved in painting restoration.

I’ll discuss different families of organic solvents, acids and bases, aqueous systems, thickeners, resin soaps, and other important concepts that play a role in the entire process of cleaning a painting. I’ll guide you through understanding it all, empowering you to enhance your restoration skills significantly. This course already has more than 130 students in its Spanish version!

Welcome to the fastest-growing community of conservators and restorers!

Great news, the deadline to complete this course is extended until March 17.

GOALS

The goals of this course are as follows:

  1. Grasp and apply a solubility test.
  2. Define your own goals and boundaries for cleaning.
  3. Choose the most suitable degree and method of cleaning.
  4. Identify which materials might be the most fitting for the treatment.

CERTIFICATES

Certificates will be issued in the weeks following the course completion by the university. We’ll keep you informed.


COURSE VIDEO CONTENTS

The course starts here. Now it’s time for you to get to work and start watching each of the lessons. The different units will be uploaded progressively.

UNIT 1. INTRODUCTION: THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF ARTWORK CLEANING AND HISTORICAL EVOLUTION UNIT 2. ORGANIC SOLVENTS USED IN ART RESTORATION. UNIT 3. ACIDS & BASES AND PH CONTROL UNIT 4. AQUEOUS SYSTEMS UNIT 5. RESIN SOAPS UNIT 6. THICKENERS FOR SOLVENT GELS UNIT 7. OTHER CLEANING SYSTEMS