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Adhesive meshes are an innovative adhesive system for the gentle bonding of canvas paintings.


  • Lead department Bern University of the Arts
  • Institute Institute Materiality in Art and Culture 
  • Research unit Material analyses
  • BFH centre BFH Centre for Arts in Context
  • Funding organisation Innosuisse
  • Duration 01.10.2018 - 30.09.2020
  • Project management Karolina Soppa
  • Head of project Karolina Soppa
  • Project staff Mona Konietzny
    Ella Verena Dudew
    Nadim Scherrer
    Stefan Zumbühl
  • Partner APM Technica AG
    Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden

Course of action

This research project aims to produce adhesive meshes from protein glues, methylcelluloses and acrylates. Instead of the usual liquid application of these adhesives, they are used as fine, flexible nets that can be positioned when dry and then activated with moisture or solvents. This enables homogeneous adhesion without the adhesive penetrating uncontrolled into the canvas. The project pursues the development of application strategies and the assessment of adhesive characteristics.