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Tate AXA Art Modern Paints Project (TAAMPP): 2006-2009 Research summary Overview The TAAMPP, funded from 2006 to 2009 through an AXA Art Research Grant, has provided important information about the properties of acrylic paints to a wide range of stakeholders including conservators, collectors, artists and heritage scientists. The main aim of the project was to help ensure that the preservation and conservation of acrylic emulsion-based works of art is appropriate to this paint type. Up to date preventive conservation advice, summarised in the Caring for Acrylics: Modern and Contemporary Paintings Tate and AXA Art produced booklet, available at: http://www.tate.org.uk/ research/ tateresearch/majorprojects/conservation_modernpaints.htm, will help minimise the risks associated with soiling accumulation, in addition to providing guidance on best practice for the display, storage and transportation of acrylic emulsion-based works of art. An enhanced understanding of the surface character of...