Jan 25, 2019 - Feb 25, 2019
Anoxia bubble made for frame and silk to remove silverfish and insect eggs.
Feb 25, 2019 - Feb 26, 2019
Removed from CO2 anoxia bubble. Nails and stretcher removed from backing board. Removed nails from strainer
Feb 25, 2019
Vacuumed face of map
Feb 26, 2019 - Feb 27, 2019
Tested alkaline buffering agent on areas of silk for fugitive colors (none found). Tested cleaning using dry swab. Used gels with surfactants to test cleaning along PR lower corner and PL upper corner (gel is 4% agarose with 1% surfactant vulpex, turgitol, and triton-x). Gels left until completely dry.
Feb 28, 2019
Filled frame with modostuc and covered fills in red bole. Filled sides of frame with only modostuc.
Feb 28, 2019 - Mar 4, 2019
Mar 4, 2019
Began retouching gilded fills with Golden acrylic paint and flow improver.
Mar 5, 2019 - Mar 12, 2019
Using a combination of 70% and 91% isopropryl to remove grime from surface of frame. Used scalpel and sandpaper to remove excess paper and cardboard from back.
Mar 15, 2019
Painted side of frame with Van Dyke brown Golden Acrylic and Daniel Smith acrylic matte medium. Retouched with Van Dyke brown on gilding to match frame.
Mar 15, 2019
Tested UVLS Gloss varnish on token. The varnish turned the copper in leaf brown-green color (ammonia in varnish chemically changed the leaf).
Varnish / Removal
Mar 18, 2019
Used Regalrez 1094 (3%) in Shellsol and 3% tinuvin and 1% fumed silica on gilded areas as varnish.
Mar 18, 2019 - Mar 22, 2019
5.75% agarose with 2% triton-x gel placed on embroidery foxing. A combination of pellon, blotting paper, and silicone used with distilled water under pressure to remove tidelines. The same gel used on tide lines from pellon/blotting paper/silicone sandwich.
Apr 22, 2019 - Apr 23, 2019
Brushed tidelines with cyclomethicone. 1:1 distilled water an 70% isopropyl alcohol with chloromine T, bleach gel, and orvus paste applied to surface. Suction platten used with three layers of hollytex as a barrier. Blotting done using surgical pads to increase rate of drying. Blotting done after all steps.1. cyclomethicone 2. cleaning solution 3. 70% isopropyl 4. cyclomethicone 5. cleaning solution 6. cyclomethicone
Apr 22, 2019
Test on dark blue dye. Results that dye is water sensitive. Cleaning solution not applied to those areas.
Apr 23, 2019 - Apr 24, 2019
Cyclomethicone moisturizer applied to whole surface.
Apr 24, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Ironed silk. Constructed sewing structure with ethafoam blocks and blueboard. Pinned silk embroidery to silk lining. Sewed around edges with silk-finish cotton thread, using backward looping stitches, 1/4" apart and 1/4" from edge. Sewed around both globes with same backward looping stitch and stitch length.
Apr 30, 2019
Mounted lining over blueboard
Apr 30, 2019
Methylcellulose consolidation of fragile silk substrate lining for support
May 1, 2019
Framing install complete.