Object conservation comprise the preservation of 3D works of art. BB Conservation serves you with wide ranged knowledge about materials and techniques from various cultures and times.
In the following steps the conservation process of objects will be outlined, by giving examples from projects I completed in the last years.
UV light detection of glue residues on painted marble buddha statue.
Damage mapping on a guan yin statue. Grey areas indicates the loss of paint layer, the red parts indicates fire damage, abruption and cracks.
- Develop conservation strategies
Implementation of conservation strategies for archaeological amber beads.
Impregnation in a controlled environment.
- Cleaning and consolidation
Cleaning and consolidation of a Buddha statue. The statue is made of white marble and painted with lacquer. Only a view traces of the paint layer are preserved.
Bottom (3 pictures): Restoration of an middle European wedding cabinet. You can see the door with the brown (wooden optic) over paint from this century on the left. In the middle is the door after removing this paint layer and after consolidation and after filling of cracks. On the right side you can see the door after retouching. Picture on Top: There is a detail of an curlicue during retouching. The blue background is already retouched in ” tratteggio”. These technique gains that from a very short distance you can distinguish the lines but when you take a step back the retouched areas have merged into the surrounding surface. So the original parts are still visible and recognizable, on the other hand the painting from the 18th century is better intelligible.
- Preventive conservation strategies
Packing for a good handling and in professional materials is only one way to prevent damage in future. Here you can see a inventory of a medieval grave packet in cuted polyethylene foam and capsules in a acid free cardboard box.