Thursday, 23 July 2020 14:30 until Thursday, 23 July 2020 14:30


Online Zoom Seminar
Understanding Solvents & Cleaning Approaches - Virtual Seminar

Understanding Solvents & Cleaning Approaches - Virtual Seminar

ICRI is pleased to offer an online IAP Virtual seminar on the subject of Understanding solvents & cleaning approaches by David Peggie, Senior Scientist at the National Gallery London* on Thursday 23 July at 2.30pm. 

To register, send an email to the ICRI membership secretary Julia Poirier at by Monday 19 July.

The online seminar is free to ICRI members but you must register in order to join. 25 participants maximum.

Topics and structure: ‘Understanding solvents & cleaning approaches’

14.30 - 16.40 Seminar

2 x 40 minute sessions (+ 20 minutes for questions in each session) on the following topics;

Session 1: Interactions of molecules: primary and secondary bonding & relating chemical behaviour to functional groups

Session 2: Aqueous cleaning; acids, bases and pH & a (very small) introduction to gel & surfactant-based systems

*David Peggie, Senior Scientist in the Scientific Department at the National Gallery, London is also a chemistry tutor on the conservation course at City and Guilds of London Art School. His current research uses a variety of chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques for the characterisation of materials in support of conservation treatments and for the understanding of painting technique.

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