Academic thesis

Maximilian Breu: A Roman Gold Glass in Ethanol - Investigations and development of a concept for an ethanol deposited Roman Gold Glass from the Museum of Byzantine Art Berlin Back
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Abstract: Within the framework of the Masterthesis, model effects will be used to determine to what extent storage in ethanol influences historical glasses. In the center of the project is a Roman gold glass (Inv. Nr. 6700) from the Museums of Byzantine Art of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, which is deposited in ethanol. The investigation includes research in the history of the object and the changes in the appearance of the object as long as it is documented. Weathering simulations on model glasses are supposed to show how glass interacts with ethanol. The weathering will be documented over a period of eight weeks on the microscope and crosssections will be documented under the SEM at the end. A conservation concept will be developed based on this research.


  • academic institution: Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
  • kind of theses:  Masterarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Alexandra Jeberien
  • assistant Tutor:  Dr. Katrin Wittstadt
  • date:  2020

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