Undoing a Miracle Cure-All: Removing an Acrylic Coating from Federal Hall National Memorial

Sedovic, Walter (1987) Undoing a Miracle Cure-All: Removing an Acrylic Coating from Federal Hall National Memorial. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 475-482. [Book Section]

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The application of an acrylic coating to the marble façades of Federal Hall National Memorial in New York City created more problems than it was intended to solve. Most notably, shortly after application the treated surfaces began attracting dirt, turning suddenly from golden white to ashen grey

Item Type: Book Section
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Sedovic, WalterUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic building; marble; coating; conservation treatment
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 06. Techniques
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Federal Hall National Memorial, New York City, USA
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2011 09:21
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2011 09:21
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/737

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