These are the proceedings of a symposium organized by the Courtauld Institute of Art and the Getty Conservation Institute, held in London, July 13–16, 1987.
Because the conservation of wall paintings requires an interdisciplinary approach, the purpose of the symposium was to facilitate the exchange of information among international conservators, scientists, and historians involved in major wall paintings conservation projects. The interdisciplinary nature of contemporary wall paintings conservation is reflected in this volume.
The Sistine Chapel, the Brancacci Chapel, and the Tomb of Nefertari are among the well-known wall paintings discussed in this book by international experts in wall paintings conservation. The special problems associated with the protection of works such as these are explored from the perspective of diagnosis, documentation, treatment, and monitoring. A definitive paper on the effects of salts on wall paintings is also included.
Table of Contents
Miguel Angel Corzo
David Park, Frank Preusser
Scientific and Technical Examination of the Tomb of Queen Nefertari at Thebes
Preliminary Research for the Conservation of the Brancacci Chapel, Florence
Ornella Casazza, Sabino Giovannoni
Pretreatment Examination and Documentation: The Wall Paintings of Schloß Seehof, Bamberg
Karl Ludwig Dasser
The Role of the Architectural Fabric in the Preservation of Wall Paintings
The Conservation in Situ of the Romanesque Wall Paintings of Lambach
The Frescoes of Michelangelo on the Vault of the Sistine Chapel: Conservation Methodology, Problems, and Results
The Frescoes of Michelangelo on the Vault of the Sistine Chapel: Original Technique and Conservation
Conservation of Central Asian Wall Painting Fragments from the Stein Collection in the British Museum
S. B. Hanna, J. K. Dinsmore
Destruction and Restoration of Campanian Mural Paintings in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Eric M. Moormann
Monitoring Wall Paintings Affected by Soluble Salts
Andreas Arnold, Konrad Zehnder
In Review: An Assessment of Florentine Methods of Wall Painting Conservation Based on the Use of Mineral Treatments