Amherst Civil War Memorial Tablets, Cleaning and Conservation

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    Civil War Memorial Tablets Cleaning & Conservation

    Amherst Historical Commission Amherst Planning Department

    Monument Conservation Collaborative LLC, Norfolk, CT 06058-0541 860307-6695 mccllc@gmail.com

    Top left and above: detail of unusual stainingon Dedication Plaque. This staining is mostprobably due to storage conditions.

    Lower left: various cleaning tests on Dedica-tion plaque

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    Civil War Memorial Tablets Cleaning & Conservation

    Amherst Historical Commission Amherst Planning Department

    Monument Conservation Collaborative LLC, Norfolk, CT 06058-0541 860307-6695 mccllc@gmail.com

    Cleaning test, before and afteron Dedication plaque.

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    Civil War Memorial Tablets Cleaning & Conservation

    Amherst Historical Commission Amherst Planning Department

    Monument Conservation Collaborative LLC, Norfolk, CT 06058-0541 860307-6695 mccllc@gmail.com

    Cleaning tests, before and after on Dedi-cation plaque.

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    Civil War Memorial Tablets Cleaning & Conservation

    Amherst Historical Commission Amherst Planning Department

    Monument Conservation Collaborative LLC, Norfolk, CT 06058-0541 860307-6695 mccllc@gmail.com

    The 5 large plaques were unpacked and moved to a clean, dry storagebay on Pulpit Hill Rd and placed on custom built supports.

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    Civil War Memorial Tablets Cleaning & Conservation

    Amherst Historical Commission Amherst Planning Department

    Monument Conservation Collaborative LLC, Norfolk, CT 06058-0541 860307-6695 mccllc@gmail.com

    Typical application of Arte Mun-dit Type II latex. This was leftto dry for approximately twodays

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    Civil War Memorial Tablets Cleaning & Conservation

    Amherst Historical Commission Amherst Planning Department

    Monument Conservation Collaborative LLC, Norfolk, CT 06058-0541 860307-6695 mccllc@gmail.com

    Peeling the cured Arte Mundit. After peeling, a light sponging

    with water removed additional surface soiling.

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    Civil War Memorial Tablets Cleaning & Conservation

    Amherst Historical Commission Amherst Planning Department

    Monument Conservation Collaborative LLC, Norfolk, CT 06058-0541 860307-6695 mccllc@gmail.com

    Detail of typical results of latex cleaning (inscriptions havebeen re-lettered on the right up to GLA.)

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    Civil War Memorial Tablets Cleaning & Conservation

    Amherst Historical Commission Amherst Planning Department

    Monument Conservation Collaborative LLC, Norfolk, CT 06058-0541 860307-6695 mccllc@gmail.com

    Re-lettering with acrylic paint.

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    Civil War Memorial Tablets Cleaning & Conservation

    Amherst Historical Commission Amherst Planning Department

    Monument Conservation Collaborative LLC, Norfolk, CT 06058-0541 860307-6695 mccllc@gmail.com

    Peeling the cured Arte Mundit; note heavy soiling attached to latex.This plaque was heavily stained and also had shellac residue.

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    Civil War Memorial Tablets Cleaning & Conservation

    Amherst Historical Commission Amherst Planning Department

    Monument Conservation Collaborative LLC, Norfolk, CT 06058-0541 860307-6695 mccllc@gmail.com

    Before cleaning Cleaned and re-lettered

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    Civil War Memorial Tablets Cleaning & ConservationAmherst Historical Commission Amherst Planning Department

    Monument Conservation Collaborative LLC, Norfolk, CT 06058-0541 860307-6695 mccllc@gmail.com

    Before cleaning Cleaned and re-lettered

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    Civil War Memorial Tablets Cleaning & ConservationAmherst Historical Commission Amherst Planning Department

    Monument Conservation Collaborative LLC, Norfolk, CT 06058-0541 860307-6695 mccllc@gmail.com

    Before cleaning Cleaned and re-lettered

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    Civil War Memorial Tablets Cleaning & ConservationAmherst Historical Commission Amherst Planning Department

    Monument Conservation Collaborative LLC, Norfolk, CT 06058-0541 860307-6695 mccllc@gmail.com

    Plaques are secured in crates with foam insulation spacers.

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