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Maintenance for Art Conservation

Materials and Techniques in Korean Painting

In the past, Korean painting consisted mainly of chiese ink and color(pigment, dye) on sheets of silk or paper. However, as contemporary Korean painters use a variety of materials and techniques, new difficulties have surfaced in the restoration process and alternative restoration methods are being demanded.

  • Fungus growth due to high humidity Fungus growth due to high humidity
  • Foxing Foxing
  • Stain due to dampness Stain due to dampness

Restoration Process

While the restoration process differs for each artwork, the general process is as follows

  • 01
    Inrestigation of artwork before restoration
  • 02
    Stabilazation of ppainting layer
  • 03
    Removing mounting
  • 04
    Dry cleaning
  • 05
    Removing aged backing paper
  • 06
    Wet cleaning
  • 07
    Filling the missing part
  • 08
    Lining
  • 09
    Color retouching
  • 10
    Mounting
  • Stabilizing paint layer
  • Removing aged backing paper
  • Wet cleaning
  • Filling the missing part
  • Lining Lining
  • Color retouching Color retouching
<Harmony> by Lee Yoo Tae
  • Before Restoration Before Restoration
  • After Restoration After Restoration
  • Before Restoration Before Restoration
  • After Restoration After Restoration