Academic thesis

Antje Hirschberger: Plasma treatment of silver surfaces combined with silk shown on weaving and embroidery examples Back
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Abstract: The thesis gives an introduction to plasma treatment as a method of cleaning silver surfaces attached to silk fabrics. The first section includes a general presentation of the plasma method and its historical development for conservation, a classification of historical silver weavings and silver embroideries, as well as a comprehensive description of the characteristics and typical damage to silver and silk. The second section documents the plasma treatment of artificially aged silk fabrics combined with silver and of naturally aged fabrics. According to the results, no significant changes in the silk fabrics could be observed through plasma treatment. Beyond that, the corroded silver material was cleaned satisfactorily.


  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Annemarie Stauffer
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Dr. H. Höcker
  • date:  1995
  • Language:  German

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