DIVIDI FOUNDATION is honoured to host its first workshop with the renowned scientist and paintings conservator Chris Stavroudis from the 27th – 30th of September 2022.
The Modular Cleaning Programme workshop imparted by Chris Stavroudis and hosted by DIVIDI will aim at combining imaging techniques and the Modular Cleaning Programme to adequately customize cleaning solutions, and objectively characterize the paint surface before and after cleaning.
The workshop will incorporate examination with the HIROX Microscope, ultraviolet light, and infra-red reflectography to identify and visualize the layers while also verifying the efficacy of the tailored cleaning solutions. After a week of lectures and practical hands-on work with paintings, attendees will be able to work comfortably and independently with various types of cleaning solutions.
Attendees will get acquainted with the use of silicone solvents and gelling agents, and understand how material changes affect the cleaning solution and its relation to the chemistry of the surface and cleaning system. Workshop participants will also learn how to use the MCP software package to effectively tailor stock solutions to formulate optimal cleaning solutions.