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Use of an Atmospheric Atomic Oxygen Beam for Restoration of Defaced PaintingsAn atmospheric atomic oxygen beam has been found to be effective in removing organic materials through oxidation that are typical of graffiti or other contaminant defacements which may occur to the surfaces of paintings. The technique, developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is portable and was successfully used at the Carnegie Museum of Art to remove a lipstick smudge from the surface of porous paint on the Andy Warhol painting "Bathtub." This process was also evaluated for suitability to remove felt tip and ball point ink graffiti from paper, gesso on canvas and cotton canvas.
Document ID
19990078739
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Banks, Bruce A. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Rutledge, Sharon K. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Karla, Margaret (Ohio Aerospace Inst. Brook Park, OH United States)
Norris, Mary Jo (Ohio Aerospace Inst. Brook Park, OH United States)
Real, William A. (Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburgh, PA United States)
Haytas, Christy A. (Cleveland State Univ. Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1999
Subject Category
Nonmetallic Materials
Report/Patent Number
NASA/TM-1999-209441
NAS 1.15:209441
E-11920
Meeting Information
Conservation(Lyon)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 632-1A-1E
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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