Academic thesis

Carolin Kunzi: Concept for the restoration and consolidation of a block-salvaged medieval three-layer comb from Büttelborn Back
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Abstract: The aim of the Bachelor thesis is to develop a concept for the conservation and restoration of a triplex comb made of antler. The medieval burial object was found in Büttleborn, Hessen, in 1988 and was recovered in a block. First the object is documented and classified in its historical background and its informations are presented. This is substantiated by scientific examinations (X-Ray, FTIR, microscopy). Thereafter, a concept for the conservation and restoration is developed. It focuses mainly on the cleaning and adhesive bonding. This is supported by theoretical considerations and practical testing. Conclusively, preventive packaging and storing is discussed.


  • academic institution: Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
  • kind of theses:  Bachelorarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr Thomas Schenk
  • assistant Tutor:  Dipl.-Rest. Ulrike Uhlig
  • date:  2021

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