Academic thesis

Katharina Rogon: Reliefs of paper maché - Scientific Investigation of conservation techniques of tabloid paper mâché reliefs from the monastery in Wienhausen Back
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Abstract: This master thesis focuses on the analysis of tabloid paper maché reliefs of the monastery in Wienhausen. By doing a literature research, the development of the material as well as historical production techniques and recipes are investigated and clarified. This also includes the discovery of the reliefs, in particular the find spot and find situation of the mentioned materials. Subsequently an analysis about conservation techniques is being done on a scientific level which checks the results of the literature research. This involves, moreover, the investigation of layer composition and fiber analysis. In addition to that, all extracted material samples have been scanned for animal or plant based adhesives as well as starch components. Finally, all findings are being debated in the discussion by taking all results into account.


Keywords: Paper maché
  • academic institution:  HAWK Hildesheim/ Holzminden/ Göttingen
  • kind of theses:  Masterarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Henrik Schulz
  • assistant Tutor:  Dipl. Rest. Barbara Rittmeier
  • date:  2018
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  106
  • pictures:  50

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