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* 1. Guidance and Information

Investigator: Emma Gamble
Course: MA Conservation of Fine Art (paper specialism)
Institution: Northumbria University (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
Dissertation title: An Ethical Approach to the Treatment of Aged Rubber-based Pressure Sensitive Tape (PST), Considering its Integral Application to Modern Works of Art on Paper (1960s – 1970s)

Study Purpose
The aim of this questionnaire is to identify existing approaches towards the treatment of aged rubber-based pressure sensitive tape (PST) on works of art on paper (1960s - 1970s), where the PST was considered an aesthetically, structurally and / or conceptually integral element.

Consent
If you would like to take part in the study, please consider the following statements and tick the box below before continuing.
  • I understand the nature of the study, what is required from me and I agree to take part.
  • I agree to provide information to the investigator and understand that my contribution will remain confidential.
  • I consent to the retention of this data under the condition that any subsequent use will also be restricted to research projects that have gained ethical approval from Northumbria University.
Further information: Duncan James (Data Protection Officer, Northumbria University)  (dp.officer@northumbria.ac.uk)

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* 2. Have you had experience in the treatment of aged, integral rubber-based PST on works of art on paper from the period?

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* 3. In considering this artwork, please indicate the carrier type(s) of the rubber-based PST encountered (if known).

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* 4. In what manner was the PST applied? And where was it located? (please select all that apply)

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* 5. In relation to your example, please indicate the predominant physical and chemical implications that were observed from the aging of the rubber-based PST (please select all that apply)

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* 6. Please indicate the type of treatment undertaken (please select all that apply)

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* 7. In the case of original carrier reattachment, what adhesive was used or would have been considered appropriate? (please specify below)

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* 8. Were treatment decisions made through consultation with the artist(s)?

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* 9. What were the artist's predominant concerns towards the effects of PST degradation?

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* 10. Thank you for completing the questionnaire, your participation is greatly appreciated.

At this stage the information you have provided is anonymous. If in agreement, I may wish to contact you further on your experiences with PST. I would therefore require your name and email address (which you can add to the text box below) or as an alternative, please contact me directly via my email at emma.gamble@northumbria.ac.uk

All correspondence will be treated with the upmost confidentiality. Specific information referencing individual artists, owners or collections will not be divulged without specific permission from the relevant parties.

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