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Anja Hänisch: A late Classicism Wooden Paneling in Castle Albrechtsberg in Dresden. Reworkings’ History of the Coatings and Suggestions concerning the Presentation of the Room. Back
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Abstract: This diploma thesis is concerned with the wooden paneling in the workroom of Prince Albrecht of Prussia, which is put into its cultural context as a late classicism interior from 1854. A special emphasis is on the role played by the descendants of Karl Friedrich Schinkel.
The thesis provides a documentation of a technological examination of the paneling, which is then used as the foundation for the concept for treatment that is developed subsequently. Both parts focus on a reddish brown semi-transparent coating that was applied on the surface in 1947/48 according to the investigation. Besides the historical surface finishing, this layer is identified by means of a detailed technological analysis. A thorough discussion of how to treat the reddish brown coating is followed by a description of practical experiments concerning the feasibility of separating this layer using soaps, solvent gels, and laser beams. The results indicate that, if a future conservation and restoration of the workroom should aim at reconstructing the original appearance, applying solvent gel is the most promising approach


  • academic institution: HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim/ Holzminden/Göttingen
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Gerdi Maierbacher-Legl
  • assistant Tutor:  Dipl.-Rest. Holger Meyer-Doberanz
  • date:  2006
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  243
  • pictures:  131

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