The conservation of historical marine, terrestrial and industrial aluminium objects : A Review

Degrigny, Christian (Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-Restauration, HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and arts Western Switzerland)

Only recently (since the 1980s) have conservation professionals become interested in the conservation of the most modern of our heritage metals: aluminum. If the first aluminum alloys in the nineteenth century have good corrosion resistance and are usually well preserved, those produced in the twentieth century are often poorly conserved and require conservation treatment. The level of intervention depends strongly on the nature of the artefact, its size and the message to be conveyed. On large industrial objects, damaged original materials are often replaced by new materials. In a few cases the most innovative conservation techniques (laser cleaning, chrono-amperometric, polarization) have been applied to preserve original material through cleaning and stabilization by extraction of aggressive species.


Keywords:
Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Design et Arts visuels
Branch:
Conservation
School:
HE-Arc CR
Institute:
Unité de recherche en Conservation-restauration de la Haute Ecole Arc - UR-ARC CR
Subject(s):
Conservation - Restauration
Publisher:
Washington, USA, 2014
Date:
2019-07
Washington, USA
2014
Pagination:
9 p.
Published in:
Aluminum: history, technology, and conservation : proceedings from the 2014 International Conference
Numeration (vol. no.):
2019, p. 87-95
DOI:
ISSN:
1949-2359
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