donderdag 29 september 2011

schilderij reinigen MCP in Practice

Ook zonder computerprogramma is de methode van MCP eenvoudig toe te passen. Hoe vaker je het gebruikt hoe sneller het testen gaat. 

Plaats de potjes in de juiste volgorde, zet de mengbekertjes klaar met pipetjes, potlood bij de hand en starten! 

de opstelling.

vrijdag 9 september 2011

Modular Cleaning Program practical cours by Chris Stavroudis

After the theoretical part of September 1 and 2 (see publication below', 16 restorers of all disciplines came together at the SRAL in Maastricht, to learn how the MCP programme works in practice. Kate Bangerter and Marjan de Visser took their home/made MCP kit and tested it on the spot with the aid of Chris.

Besides that we all made new mixtures to make a kit for everybody. It was a hard working four days….in which we got divided in groups and mixed the five orthogonal components. They are water, pH buffer, chelating agent, surfactant and gelling agent. Besides that we mixed a solvent set and a Pemulen set.

During the workshop we tested the system of the set, and discussed the results.
We all went home with our own sets and can get started.

I was exhausted but satisfied, right now I already feel very confident with this method. I helps you in speeding up cleaning tests and making the recipe you chose, in every amount you want.

All restorers togehter. Chris is at the back row right behind Marjan in the blue-white stripe shirt. 

putting the mixture in bottels and label them...

zondag 4 september 2011

The Modular Cleaning Program (MCP) lecture by Chris Stavroudis, September 2011 Amsterdam

For the Aqueous Cleaning Method by Richard Wolbers, painting restorer Stravoudis developed a
computerized Modular Cleaning Program (MCP) to make the method efficient and accessible.

On the first and second of September Chris gave lectures on how to use
the computer program and the aqueous chemistry.

Next week a small group of restorers of different disciplines will start
making their own MCP cleaning test sets and take the first steps in using it.

Kate Bangerter and Marjan de Visser are participating.
Chris Stavroudis explains the MCP, September 2, 2011
To be continued...