BS EN 17138:2018

BS EN 17138:2018 Conservation of Cultural Heritage. Methods and materials for cleaning porous inorganic materials

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Publication Details

Details: A4, 64 pages.

Publication date: 14/01/2019

Publisher: BSI

ISBN: 9780580982354

Publication Status: Active

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What is this standard about?

This document provides the guidelines for the choice of the operational cleaning technical specifications in order to optimize the cleaning operation. The fundamental requirements for each specific cleaning method are given as to adapt cleaning works for single specific cases.

The objective of cleaning may consist of removal of any combination of unwanted materials, such as: degraded protective coatings, surface or near-surface materials, which constitute a present or future threat to conservation, materials which prevent legibility of the object or are disfiguring by nature, deposits which are judged to be incompatible to the historical nature of the object.

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