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An Informal History of the Electric Spatula

In the latest addition of The Picture Restorers Magazine (Issue 56 (Spring): 27-34), a special feature delved into the history of the Heated Spatula, an essential tool for many in the conservation profession. Morwenna Blewett, Sackler Fellow in the History of Conservation at the Ashmolean Museum and Worcester College, University of Oxford untangles its history and smooths out some of the more unexpected aspects of its development.

To view and read the full article via PDF, please click here. The Picture Restorer is the journal of the British Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers. To subscribe to published issues see here

We would like to thank Morwenna Blewett who was commissioned by The Picture Restorer to write this article in recognition of Willard Conservation’s longstanding support of the journal. She was not paid a fee.


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