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Margherita Minuzzi: The conservation and restoration of a moulage made of celluloid (cellulose nitrate) of the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Back
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Abstract: The Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden produced moulages, i.e. wax-mouldings of the deseased human body, for medical education. In the 1920s and 1930s those moulages were also mass-produced of „Cellon“ (cellulose acetate). One of the few pieces of this experiment, a moulage made of celluloid (cellulose nitrate), a material related to „Cellon“, was studied and restored. The studies of this object did also reveal the most likely production technique.


  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Robert Fuchs
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Friederike Waentig
  • date:  2009

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