Preserving cultural heritage through restoration and conservation is all about understanding and mastering ageing processes of materials. Appliqué glass artefacts, a Dutch artistic phenomenon of the post-war era in the 20th century, rank among the technically most-intriguing monumental works with multifaceted challenges in conservation. Many of the more historical appliqué-glass panels are nowadays in poor condition as a result of adhesive ageing. While durability and reversibility of the bonding is a major topic, holistic solutions are required considering conservation ethics and integrating cultural value and technical demands. The research project uses an early example of appliqué glass by Karel Appel, The Creation, for studying ageing processes and parameters of glass and adhesives and aims at finding new ways of restoring artworks of appliqué glass.
|Title of host publication||The Ageing of Materials and Structures: Towards Scientific Solutions for the Ageing of Our Assets|
|Editors||K. van Breugel, D. Koleva, T. van Hees|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Nov 2017|