I am glad you find the post interesting, or maybe it’s even something you never heard about and you are thrilled with the discovery so you want to know more about it: where to acquire the tools, which products, materials, how to apply it, in which context, some literature related to the topic… more!
The popularity of the blog involves that I receive a large number of questions, to which I can not unfortunately reply with the zeal and professionality that a conservation treatment demands. There is a responsability in written information. I can only answer really simple questions, because a more complex answer (general directions for a treatment, for instance) might take too long to explain properly.
On the other hand it’s not professional to explain a book and paper conservation treatment on a comment on social media. People who are not conservators may be misleaded and think that anyone can do that, or even try themselves.
The search for literature, even if I have it, takes me a while as well. It’s not that when I post something I happened to intend writting a paper about that particular topic. Google search does miracles on this regard, it’s free and only the time of the person who is interested is invested.
Research in itself is more fruitful for the one who seeks than the results themselves. Searching involves finding information (papers, publications, articles) that might seem contradictory at a first glance, and this requires a reviewing and contrast which turns into a deeper comprehension of the contents.
At the end it shall be worth for consolidating the verified data, as well as for knowing the scope of what is still unknown and yet to be searched for. It also provides tools to make more efficient searches (vocabulary, technical words, etc.).
To sum it up: doing your own research is the best way to comprehend and understand the existing contents.
My professional activity is in the private practice, and the provided information on social media should be understood as a free resource which I gladly share, and which brings me back beneffits too, even if not tangible. Take what you think is useful and understand that it is a limited resource: it doesn’t have to fullfill particular needs neither it obliges me to extend or detail the given information. I try to reply promptly to all comments because I value discussion and debate, but it never meant to go beyond that: discussion and debate. The goal of the dissemination on social media (blog, facebook, instagram…) is not to become a customized assestment nor tuition, neither to make public every detail of the conservation treatments that are explained.
Thanks for your understanding and I wish your research is as fruitful as mine have been.