Academic thesis

Britta Schwenck: Knitted from gold and silk – conservation and restoration of a seventeenth century knitted jacket from the Museum for Applied Arts, Vienna Back
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Abstract: Knitted jackets from the beginning of the seventeenth century are preserved in numerous collections worldwide, but there is unexploited research about their history and stylistic similarities and differences. International examples are mentioned and the technological aspects of five selected objects are compared. Historical and recent methods for securing lacunae are presented and examined on the basis of a test series. One of the methods evaluated was selected as a model for treatment for the conservation and restoration of a knitted jacket from the MAK – Museum for Applied Arts / Contemporary Art.


  • academic institution: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gabriela Krist
  • assistant Tutor:  -
  • date:  2006
  • Language:  German

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