Soft particle blasting
A new method for gentle dry cleaning

Location: Conservation Department_Studio II. Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
9:00 – 11:00
Workshop 1
12:00 – 14:00
Workshop II
Instructors: Maren Dümmler M.A. / Daniela Jaček (Dipl.Rest.)
Topic: With the soft particle blasting paper, parchment, seal, wood, varnish, metal, glass, and other kind of materials can be cleaned more thoroughly and gently than with common methods. With sponges, erasers and microfibers cloths you either dull the surface as a reaction of scratches or you are at risk of polishing it. Besides, you rub parts of the dirt between fibers and small pore which means you haven’t clean your object entirely.
Especially for filigree, fragile and brittle objects and materials the soft particle blasting is very suitable. In the various divisions of restoration and conservation this technique has been established. On plastic objects this method wasn’t already proved. Following the PopArt project, soft particle blasting was applied on various plastics.
The workshop will give you a short introduction in the technique and background, an overview over possibilities that are already well known in conservation and presents the first results with synthetic materials. In addition, the participants can try the technique on different materials.

The participation is free but restricted to 30 persons.
Participation is only possible in combination with a FUTURE TALKS conference ticket.
Accrediation necessary at:
First come first serve.
This workshop is generously supported by
Deffner & Johann, Schweinfurt, Germany