Academic thesis

Theresa Bedenikovic: Non-aqueous Facing Methods in Paper Conservation: Test Series and Application within the Conservation Treatment of a Drawing after Veronese Back
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Abstract: The thesis addresses the subject of facings in paper conservation and is divided in two sections. The first part discusses non-aqueous facing methods, testing different materials and methods for their suitability as facings. In order to reduce the amount of adhesive as far as possible, different application techniques such as brushing, inlaying, spraying, pressing and stamping were explored. Adhesives were then reactivated by applying solvents with a sponge or a cotton swab or by using solvent vapours, pressure and/or heat. Further investigations included tests of adhesive strength and reversibility as well as observations of penetration depth and of possible adhesive residues on the paper surface. The second part of the thesis describes the conservation of an ink drawing from ca. 1700 after Veronese’s painting “Allegory of the Battle of Lepanto“(1572). The treatment included the application of a facing which was selected in consideration of the test series’ results.


Keywords: non-aqueous facings, facings in paper conservation, ink drawing
  • academic institution: Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  o.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dipl.Ing. Wolfgang Baatz
  • assistant Tutor:  Dr. Mag. Sigrid Eyb-Green
  • date:  2015
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  234
  • pictures:  169

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