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“Subliming Surfaces: Volatile Binding Media in Heritage Conservation" was organised by the University of Cambridge Museums and took place in Cambridge 15th-17th April 2015. This collection contains the full conference proceedings, as well as the 22 individual papers and poster abstracts.

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  • Subliming Surfaces: Volatile Binding Media in Heritage Conservation 

    Rozeik, Christina; Rowe, Sophie; Tissier, Frédérique-Sophie; Skinner, Lucy; Kariye, Hiroko; Piotrowski, Kelli; Soppa, Karolina et al. (University of Cambridge Museums, 2019-10-01)
    This book brings together 22 papers and posters that were presented at the conference ‘Subliming Surfaces: Volatile Binding Media in Heritage Conservation’ in Cambridge, April 2015.
  • Reversible internal wall insulation for historic buildings using cyclododecane as a protective layer 

    Bichlmair, Stefan; Krus, Martin; Kilian, Ralf (University of Cambridge Museums, 2019-09-01)
    Traditional wall-mounted insulation systems can be difficult to mount in historic buildings without damage to original interior surfaces and plasters. This can lead to restrictions in retrofitting energy saving measures ...
  • Cyclododecane for mounting of surface sensors for monitoring of historic buildings 

    Raffler, Susanne; Bichlmair, Stefan; Ralf, Kilian (University of Cambridge Museums, 2019-09-01)
    In heritage buildings, monitoring of the hygrothermal behaviour of building components and of the indoor climate is often necessary for conservation purposes. In many cases, measurement on sensitive building surfaces is ...
  • Ruled out: the use of cyclododecane as a temporary facing during the removal of a canvas lining from a fresco of a kneeling flagellant and Saints Michael and Stephen by Spinello Aretino 

    Miller, Eric; Harrison, Lynne; Howard, Helen (University of Cambridge Museums, 2019-08-01)
    Three fragments of an early fifteenth-century Italian fresco, The Fall of Lucifer by Spinello Aretino, were presented to the National Gallery, London by Sir Henry Layard in 1886. They were detached from the wall above the ...

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