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Advanced workshop gel cleaning in conservation

23 and 24 April 2018
26 and 27 April 2018


University of Antwerp
With Lora Angelova (UK)

This workshop is fully booked, registrations are closed.

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

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.

Contact

Natalie Ortega
Academic coordinator
Campus Mutsaard
Blindestraat 9
2000 Antwerpen
Tel. +32 3 213 71 34
natalia.ortegasaez@uantwerpen.be

Contact

Kristel De Vis
Academic coordinator
Campus Mutsaard
Blindestraat 9
2000 Antwerpen
Tel. +32 3 213 71 34
kristel.devis@uantwerpen.be

Contact

Elke Lingier
Administrative coordinator
Campus Mutsaard
Mutsaardstraat 29
2000 Antwerpen
Tel. +32 3 265 19 37
elke.lingier@uantwerpen.be