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Contemporary arts and materials

Deterioration of Celluloid Objects in Collections (ALTOCECOL)

Duration: 2010–2011 CICRP director: Alain Colombini Partnership(s): Research Centre for the Conservation of Collections (CRCC); ARC-Nucléart; Laboratory of Molecular and Macromolecular Photochemistry of Clermont-Ferrand; Museums of France Research and Restoration Centre (C2RMF), in the context of a Regional Natural Park of Corsica (PNRC) This project focuses on celluloid,

Research on the identification and degradation of rubbers

Duration: 2010–2011 CICRP: Alain Colombini Partnership(s): Research Centre for the Conservation of Collections (CRCC), Laboratory of Molecular and Macromolecular Photochemistry (LPMM); Museums of France Research and Restoration Centre (C2RMF); Gwenola Corbin, conservator-restorer, National Centre of Plastic Arts (CNAP) grant Under the restoration research allowance granted to Gwenola Corbin

The use of gels for the cleaning plastics

Programme start: 2012 CICRP: Alain Colombini Partnership(s): Clémentine Bollard, art restorer, grant holder of the National Centre of Plastic Arts (CNAP), Museums of France Research and Restoration Centre (C2RMF) This programme draws on research carried out by Clémentine Bollard, art restorer, CNAP grant holder. The scientific assistance of

Identification of paints for domestic and industrial application used by Picasso and his contemporaries

Programme start: 2009 CICRP: Alain Colombini (director), Norbert Bernstein, Emilie Hubert Partnership(s): Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), Musée Picasso of Antibes, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre of Marseille This research programme on the identification of paints of domestic and industrial application used by Picasso and his contemporaries has essentially concerned

Degradation and consolidation of polyurethane resins/paints and latex

Programme start: 2007 CICRP: Alain Colombini Partnership(s): the National Forensic Institute and the Marseille physico-chemical laboratory The purpose of this research programme on the degradation and consolidation of polyurethane resins/paints and latex-rubber is to optimise consolidation methods of these two materials, allowing the display and easier handling of