Academic thesis

Gabriella Gaal: A Chinese Assemblage from the Theatermuseum in Vienna, Austria. Diversity of materials as a challenge, focusing on the consolidation of fragile silk. Back
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Abstract: The diploma thesis at hand devotes itself to a 19th century, Chinese assemblage showing a theatre piece
with figures worked in paper, padded and lined by silk textiles which is glued on a wooden board covered
with painted paper. The object is framed and covered with a glasplate. The study contains an art-historical
investigation, scientific and technological analysis as well as a detection of the objects condition. Based
on this research a concept of conservation was developed. The treatment focuses on the consolidation on
adhesive of the fragile silk, therefore supports and glues used in textile conservation in a suitable way of
activation were tested. Furthermore, this thesis deals with finding a fitting cleaning method of the powdery
painting and consolidation of the paper.


Keywords: East Asian art, collage of materials, three-dimensional object, material diversity, consolidation
  • academic institution: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gabriela Krist
  • assistant Tutor:  -
  • date:  2018
  • Language:  German

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