Academic thesis

Katharina Mackert: Challenges Concerning the Conservation of Fur Back
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Abstract: This diploma work is based on research conducted at the German Leather Museum in Offenbach/Main. It serves to provide a discussion of the problems conserving and restoring fur materials whose hairs are damaged, especially those where the damage results from insect attack, from brittleness and breakage of hairs, hair slip or loss of fur.
The work begins with a basic introduction to the material. This is followed by a collection of illustratory defects in order to provide an overview of the most frequent, fur-specific ones. After a discussion of their possible causes, information is provided which will be of use in the recording of the various defects, the materials and their condition. A discussion pertaining to the conservation of furs is then followed by information regarding the current level of knowledge of their restoration. In a debate on the pros and cons of methods previously used possible alternative solutions are discussed.


  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Annemarie Stauffer
  • assistant Tutor:  Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Felicitas Weisse
  • date:  2003
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  205
  • pictures:  50
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) 10.5165/hawk-hhg/115

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