Academic thesis

Christiane Maier: Developing a conservation concept for detached wall paintings from the Neues Museum Berlin Back
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Abstract: The diploma essay deals with a selection of detached wall paintings from the Neues Museum Berlin.
In the 1980s, the objects were removed from then dilapidated rooms of the museum, mainly using the stacco-method. After embedding the wall paintings in mortars with acrylic- or polyvinylacteatdispersions as binders, they were fixed on artificial supports.
Today, less than twenty years after the process, the embedding materials show various forms of fairly heavy damage.
A general inventory of the original substance and the damages incurred was made, therefore the dissertation provides the development of a computer-aided inventory to register the damage graphically. It also includes an examination of the mortars, using differential thermal analyses, thin cross- sections, thermal extension and TV holography based vibration measurements.
In light of the results of the examination, a method of applying a facing and removing the existing embedding mortars was developed to present a fairly universal system for conservation and restoration of the objects.
The possibility of remounting the wall paintings re situ, as well as fastening them to new artificial supports was examined.


Keywords: detached wall paintings
  • academic institution: Fachhochschule Potsdam
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Werner Koch
  • assistant Tutor:  Diplomrestaurator Björn Scheewe
  • date:  1999
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  413
  • pictures:  74
Christiane Maier
Hein-Hoyer-Strasse 64
20359  Hamburg
christiane.maier@[Diesen Teil loeschen]


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