IMAT APPLICATION IN ART CONSERVATION
Rytė Šimaitė, Laima Grabauskaitė
Lithuanian Art Museum Pranas Gudynas Restoration Centre
Pranas Gudynas Restoration Centre took part in IMAT project (EC FP7) and was one of the first to try IMAT carbon nanotube heater. This film heater was successfully applied to consolidate paint and ground layers. We were exceptional and the first to try IMAT mat in treatments with enzymes. Temperature is one of main factors affecting enzyme activity, so it is essential to achieve and keep it constant. Paper and textile conservators successfully tried different enzymes to remove old adhesive and to clean spots. Required temperature was ensured by IMAT film heater.