Academic thesis

Katharina Mendl: THE GATES OF THE VIENNA SCOTS CHURCH. Investigation, conservation and restoration of the wrought-iron strapwork Back
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Abstract: The two entrance gates of the Vienna Scots church are made of wood and covered with
painted wrought iron on both sides. These masterpieces of early baroque blacksmithing were
made between 1645 and 1648 by two Upper Austrian locksmiths. In addition to an art-historical
analysis of the objects, the focus of the thesis lays on reviewing their restoration history. Over
the centuries, the gates have been revised and repainted several times. The original
composition is clarified as bicoloured in the course of a comprehensive conservatoryrestorative
survey. This is based on optical investigations and scientific analyses and forms
the groundwork for the development of a concept for conservation. This is implemented on the
south gate of the church and additionally serves as the basis for the planned restoration of the
west gate.


Keywords: Painted wrought iron, exterior, corrosion reduction, corrosion inhibition, reconstruction of polychromy
  • academic institution: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gabriela Krist
  • assistant Tutor:  -
  • date:  2020
  • Language:  German

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