Lady – Pastel

Object Pastel
Illustration/Title “Lady”
Artist/Author Unknown
Owner Museum Burg Linn

Example of improper framing of pastel drawings. Very often spacers are too thin so that pigments might get into contact with the glass and stick. This may cause loss in the pigment layer. Here, humidity condensed in these parts and mold grew.
The mold was picked mechanically and minor losses could be filled with pastel.

Before treatment
After conservation