Academic thesis

Angela Sixt: „Let them dance again ...!?” The conservation and Restoration of the Stick-Puppets of Richard Teschner, Austrian Museum of Theatre Back
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Abstract: The Austrian Theatre Museum holds the major part of the stick-puppet theatre created by Richard Teschner, comprising of 134 main characters and several minor characters as well as two stage assemblies together with their entire technical equipment, dating between 1912-1947. Of particular importance is the fact that five plays have been reconstructed and are currently being performed using some of the puppets. Based on thorough documentation and condition reports, a concept for the conservation, restoration, storage and display of the collection has been developed. An additional issue treated is the risk management of damage during performances. Making a mold of the corpus as well as reconstructing the mechanism of a puppet documents not only their basic technical structure, but also enable the calculation of manufacturing options for copies to be used in future productions.


Keywords: puppet-theatre, stick-puppets, theatre puppets, textile conservation, silk, combination of materials, metal-threads, leather-metal, reconstruction of textiles, storage
  • academic institution: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gabriela Krist
  • assistant Tutor:  -
  • date:  2008
  • Language:  German

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