Art Conservation presents "Corrosion and Adhesion: Evaluating Material Properties Over Time"
DateWednesday April 27, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
On April 27, 2022 from 12pm-1:30pm ET via Zoom, Queen's Art Conservation Program presents Megan Creamer, Isabel Bader Fellow in Art Conservation, on "Corrosion and Adhesion: Evaulating Material Properties Over Time".
The event is free with registration.
The Isabel Bader Fellowship supports new research and sharing of expertise in the field of art conservation. For the past two years, Megan Creamer has been undertaking research projects in conservation and connecting their knowledge base to the work of the Queen’s Master of Art Conservation students. Megan will present their research methodology, key findings, and future questions from two projects: green coatings for preventing corrosion on outdoor steel sculpture, and the evaluation of adhesives for cellulose acetate. Both projects assessed novel materials to be used in the conservation of cultural heritage objects, looking closely at material properties in relation to the environment. In addition to testing new and existing conservation materials, Megan encourages others to continue experimentation and sharing in both areas—corrosion mitigation and plastics adhesion—with an eye towards sustainability and preservation. This research is supported by Bader Philanthropies.