Collections Care: Balinese Painting Mounts
- Post Date12/18/2016
- AuthorJohn Holton
- Reading Time1 minute read
We’re always looking for simple ways to ensure long-term access and use of our collections. As one example, Assistant Collections Manager John Holton unmounted 3 Balinese paintings (1901.10.0001-0003) that had previously been tacked to plywood backboards. The backboards were problematic because plywood contains formaldehyde and acids, both of which could have damaged the paintings over time. Using a paint spatula and a pair of pliers, John removed a total of 119 tacks. The paintings can now be safely stored for future display. These painting are part of the Ewing Collection, Krannert Art Museum.