Academic thesis

Stefanie Volmer: Techniques and materials for mending tears in paper conservation. Studies on the applicability of large modern manuscript collections, by the example of the Protestant Reformation records of the Forschungsbibliothek Gotha Back
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Abstract: This thesis will examine the applicability of the tear mending techniques usually employed in paper conservation with regard to an extensive collection of modern manuscripts. In Cooperation with the Forschungsbibliothek Gotha the thesis will furthermore show approaches to conservation for its culturally and historically significant collection of records concerning the Protestant Reformation. The main damage affecting its papers are mechanical impairments mainly concerning the edges. Treatment criteria for a local stabilization will be devised. Their practicability will be considered by means of test-series and in conclusion a commendation will be given.


Keywords: tears, local stabilization, mending techniques, treatment criteria
  • academic institution: HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim/ Holzminden/Göttingen
  • kind of theses:  Masterarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dipl.-Rest. Ulrike Hähner
  • assistant Tutor:  Dr. Kathrin Paasch
  • date:  2011
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  159
  • pictures:  90

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