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Lifting is the separation of one layer from another and occurs most commonly on composite or mixed media objects. When one medium shrinks or expands at a different pace than its substrate, it can lift and separate. Lifting can also be caused by failure of adhesion between a topcoat (such as paint or varnish) and substrate, or the weakening of an adhesive layer.

An example of lift in a museum interactive.

Related Terms[edit | edit source]

Delaminating, Separation, Shrinkage; Cleave, Heave, Raise.

Translation[edit | edit source]

English Lifting
French Soulèvement
Spanish Levantamiento
Chinese (Traditional) 翹起

Discussion[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Canadian Conservation Institute Condition Reporting – Paintings. Part III: Glossary – Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Notes 10/1.

Getty Research Institute Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online. “Lifting.” Last modified 2004. Los Angeles, CA: J. PaulGetty Trust.

Jewett, D. 1983. A glossary for recording the condition of an artifact. Ottawa : Canadian Heritage Information Network, National Museums of Canada.

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