This wonderful painting on canvas by Minerva Teichert of Pioneers was glued down to plywood when it was last restored… and a poor job it was. Bubbles or detachments showed how unevenly and poorly it was attached. But here’s a question for you: Should paintings be glued down to plywood?… or Masonite?
Both plywood and Masonite are highly acidic materials and accelerate the embrittlement and deterioration of fabrics and paper. So, therefore, it is WAY not archival!
One of our first jobs is to get it safely off the plywood…
More later on the update of the art conservation treatments… and maybe we’ll make a short video of the art restoration treatments. Stay in touch.
This painting normally hangs in the Museum of Church History and Art of the Mormon Church. It was painted by one of the most important early artists of LDS art.
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