Academic thesis

Susanne Böhmert: Correct treatment of papyrus including a handout for museums and libraries. Back
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Abstract: The thesis describes fundamental principles with regard to papyrus like
production, chemical constitution, condition of conservation, quality
characteristics, material properties and deteriation of the material.
Furthermore it has been stated which conservational aspects have to be
considered to ensure preservation of the material. This thesis addresses
especially to all institutions which are to preserve objects of papyrus and
it is meant to be a guideline for correct treatment. It discusses aspects
which are connected to transport, storage, environment and exhibition as
well as instructions and recommendations. In addition it presents two
different kinds of mounting for papyri and discusses their pros and cons.

This thesis includes a handout which lists in brief the fundamental
principles. Information is given verbally and visually enaibling
practical and unproblematic appliance.


Keywords: papyrus, manufactering, preservation, production, chemical constitution, condition of conservation, quality characteristics, transport, storage, environment, exhibition, mounting, handout
  • academic institution: HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen
  • kind of theses:  Bachelorarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Verw. Prof. Mag. Patricia Engel
  • assistant Tutor:  Dipl.-Rest. Myriam Krutzsch
  • date:  2007
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  103
  • pictures:  46
Susanne Böhmert
37079  Göttingen

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