This discussion page was started in July 2014 to collect ideas for improving this chapter. It includes the suggestions offered by the BPG Publications Committee, PCC Task Force in 2007-2009. Please feel free to add your own suggestions for improvement.
Update priority: High
- Media section does not discuss digital media and does not adequately describe coating / fixatives.
- 16.2.5 B. Physical Chemical d. graphite “shows little or no alteration with washing” this statement is false and needs to be re-addressed.
- 16.2.7 – Drying Methods K. Consider adding the Legion of Honor’s oversized hot air press for contemporary prints included in this section as a drying option used by printers and adapted by conservators.
- 16.3.4 – Enzymes – update this section substantially with newest manufacturers and distributors.
- 16.3.6 – Chelating Agents-Update types of chelating agents currently in use / update manufacturers and distributors.
- Add discussion of using calcium phytate to address iron gall ink corrosion.
- 16.3.9 – Suction Table – This chapter needs to be written.
- 16.4.8 A – “Oriental technique” poor word choice for modern day description of Asia.
- D. Local Washing with Alkaline Solutions - Unwritten
- D. Local Washing with Chelating Agents - Unwritten
- D. Local Washing with Suction Table - Unwritten
- D. Local Washing with Enzyme Treatment - Unwritten
- Add discussion and links to articles on using cyclododecane as a temporary fixative for water-sensitive media.
- IIC blog post on Wolbers workshop
- Stavroudis, Chris, Doherty, Tiarna, Wolbers, Richard. 2005. A New Approach to Cleaning I: Using Mixtures of Concentrated Stock Solutions and a Database to Arrive at an Optimal Aqueous Cleaning System (pdf). WAAC Newsletter 27 (2), pp. 17-28.
- Stavroudis, Chris, Doherty, Tiarna, Wolbers, Richard. 2005. A Novel Approach to Cleaning I: Using Mixtures of Concentrated Stock Solutions and a Database to Arrive at an Optimal Aqueous Cleaning System. AIC Paintings Specialty Group Post-prints, Portland, Oregon
- Sarkodie, Sophie. 2016. "Richard Wolbers’ ‘New Methods of Paper Bathing and Stain Removal’: Experimenting with Silicone." Blog post on The Book & Paper Gathering.
The section of the Washing page on surfactants recommends Triton X-100. In July 2017, I added a link to Sustainable Solvent Use for a discussion of the health and and environmental hazards of using Triton X-100. This section also talks about a Library of Congress formula that I am not sure is still in use.--Kkelly (talk) 07:20, 27 July 2017 (CDT)
In the 2018 reformatting project, the numbered outline format was removed. Re-consider this for the treatment steps, which should perhaps be reverted to 1..2..3 numbered steps--Kkelly (talk) 14:31, 22 May 2018 (CDT)