Academic thesis

Lisa Dittmann: Developement of conservation bindings for acidic, wood-pulp paper containing sketchbooks of the Otto Modersohn Museum Fischerhude Back
Language: Original   -   Translation
Skizzenbuch VII aus Otto Modersohns Frühwerk zeigt exemplarisch den Zustand vor dem einlegen in die Konservierungseinbände

Lagenbildung des Konservierungseinbands. Die roten Linien zeigen das bereits lose eingelegte Original.
Abstract: In the inventory of the early sketchbooks of Otto Modersohn (1865 – 1943), four books were found to have missing covers. The presented thesis attempts to develop conservation bindings for these books. Therefore, an assessment of the actual physical condition of the books is made, followed by an analysis of the main problems regarding the damage and degradation of the binding, as well as the use of acidic wood-pulp paper. The current state of research regarding techniques of conservation bindings as well as the phenomenon of acidic wood-pulp paper is then presented and applied to the sketchbooks and their preservation. In several tests on models, different bindings are tested practically, finally leading to a conclusive recommendation for the preservation of these unique books.


Keywords: conservation binding, acidic paper, preventive conservation
Konservierungseinband mit eingelegtem Original
  • academic institution: HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim/ Holzminden/Göttingen
  • kind of theses:  Bachelorarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Rest. Ulrike Hähner
  • assistant Tutor:  Dipl-Rest. Tabea Modersohn
  • date:  2013
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  85
  • pictures:  59
Lisa Dittmann
lisa.dittmann@[Diesen Teil loeschen]


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