Academic thesis

Kerstin Ebert: Gap filling on enamel – The completion of enamel on gold illustrated by 3 medals of the German Historic Museum Berlin Back
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Abstract: The dissertation describes gap filling on enamel illustrated by three medals of the German Historic Museum Berlin. Main topic was to find a suitable material for completion. Commercial products were tested as well as materials commonly used in conservation to examine their usability under museum conditions. To determine a praxis-oriented selection of materials, a questionnaire was sent to German and international conservation institutes supported by a detailed literature resarch. Following to a test on the light ageing properties of all materials, a grit section test was carried out to examine the adhesive properties of selected conservation materials on gold and enamel. To determine the composition of the selfmade model enamel necessary for the test, the composition of the medals was analysed using micro X-ray fluorescence and proton induced X-ray emission. The materials with positive test results were used for gap filling on the medals.


Keywords: enamel, material for completion, light ageing, model enamel, gritsection
  • academic institution: Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Matthias Knaut
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Christian Stadelmann
  • date:  2001
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  253
  • pictures:  92

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