Academic thesis

Lisa Schiller: Development of a concept of conservation for a glass object with a weakly bonded paint layer by Rebecca Horn Back
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Abstract: LA FERDINANDA (in der Mitte des Ozeans...), a glass object painted in 1981 by Rebecca Horn, can no longer be exhibited due to its current condition. Based on studies of the artistic context, materials used, production process, and the current condition, a concept of conservation has been developed. This concept focuses on the consolidation of the weakly bonded paint layer on the glass support. For this purpose extensive tests were carried out and evaluated. The best results were achieved with a consolidating agent based on the organosilicon ORMOCER-G mixed with Paraloid B72, which was applied with a dosing device.


  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Masterarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Gunnar Heydenreich
  • assistant Tutor:  Silke Zeich
  • date:  2013

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