ICON CONSERVATION

Assumption of Virgin Mary

The disinfestation process in icons requires great attention to detail as they are complicate artefacts and their materials can be affected from the disinfestation solvent.


Description     Altar icons, 18th - 19th century

The most effective disinfestation method is using a special chamber filled with nitrogen. An alternate method is to fill the holes created by the wood-eating insects with the disinfestation solvent.