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The Examination of Transparent Coatings on Furniture & Wooden Objects

This elearning course emphasises a practical approach to coatings examination, from overall inspection techniques to spot analysis. Course offered by the Hornemann Institute by Prof. Dr. Gerdi Maierbacher-Legl, Julia Schultz M.A. and Merle Strätling M.A.

Next course: 28 September to 29 November 2015
Fee: €198 (Students get a reduction of 20%.)

  • This course emphasises a practical approach to coatings examination, from overall inspection techniques to spot analysis.
  • It covers observation with visible and ultraviolet light, solubility tests, examination of cross-sections, microchemical tests as well as histochemical staining methods.
  • Useful tips are provided for the use of specific equipment and facilities. Health and safety issues are also addressed.
  • In addition, the course conveys fundamental information about the primary materials used in different types of coatings, their chemical and physical properties, as well as factors influencing deterioration and surface phenomena.
  • With the help of detailed explanation of the basic information, it is also possible to learners with little previous knowledge to get into the subject.
  • During the term of the course, a graduated conservator is available to all participants via e-mail.
  • Students of the Faculty of Architecture, Engineering and Conservation can get credit points for the course.

The authors:
Since ten years Prof. Dr. Gerdi Maierbacher-Legl has been heading the Furniture and Wooden Objects Conservation at the HAWK. Dipl.-Rest. Julia Schultz MA and Dipl.-Rest. Merle Strätling MA have graduated in Conservation and Restoration in this area of specialization.

Funding for this course has been provided by the European Union.

For further information ask: hentschel@hornemann-institut.de

Further information and registration: http://193.175.110.9/hornemann/english/course_coatings.php

SUBMITTED BY: Nina Niemeyer AUTHOR: Birgit GeciusORIGINAL PUBLISHED DATE: 8/14/2015

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