What You Need for Cleaning Glass Beads [Tutorial]


In this video tutorial, Nicole Grabow, Objects Conservator at the Midwest Art Conservation Center, reviews tools and materials useful for cleaning beads. She discusses different types of brushes, cleaning solutions, and other tools, such as sponges and swabs. Grabow provides tips on how to photograph materials to document conservation and how to maintain an appropriate workspace. This tutorial supplements Grabow's session, "Conservation for Cleaning Glass Beadwork' given at the 2015 ATALM annual conference held in Washington DC, on September 9-12, 2015.