Academic thesis

Lilian Marie Furrer: „The room of shards“ in Loosdorf Castle. Conservation and restoration of three porcelain convolutes of European manufactories Back
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Abstract: This diploma thesis deals with the conservation and restoration of three porcelain
assemblages owned by the Piatti family from the room of shards in Loosdorf Castle. The
collection was destroyed during the Second World War and since then has only existed in
fragments. Research into the history of art and culture revealed that the treated convolutes
come from three European manufactories, the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, the Vienna
Porcelain Manufactory and the Wedgwood Manufactory. Fourteen objects are reconstructed
from 120 shards. They are scientifically analysed and documented in regards to their
composition and condition. In the concept, current developments in the conservation and
restoration of porcelain are discussed and selected measures are implemented on the


Keywords: Porcelain, Conservation, Meissen, Wien, Wedgwood
  • academic institution: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gabriela Krist
  • assistant Tutor:  -
  • date:  2023
  • Language:  German

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