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Heike Schuler: Conservation of a wax tablet - Consolidation of loose wax fragments and blemish completion Back
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Abstract: The following work deals with the conservation of a wax tablet from the 15th century that belongs to the property of the Historical Archive of the city of Cologne. It was heavily damaged during the collapse of the archive in March 2009. In order to strengthen the fragile wax layer, several binders recommended for bonded wax joint were tested. As one adequate binder, glucose modified sturgeon glue was chosen. Other main aspects of the present work are experiments on blemish completion of partially damaged wax layers as well as complete overview of the history and production of wax tablets.


  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Robert Fuchs
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Elisabeth Jägers
  • date:  2011

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