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You are cordialy invited to the 2nd CONSERVATION WORKSHOP  for wall-paintings conservation, held in Ladakh, Nubra, monastery Diskit and sanctuary Lhakhang Karpo (Hunder) 21.7.-5.8.2016.


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Teaching (15 days) is free, led by professors from Acadamy of Fine Art (Prague, Czechia) and Faculty of Restoration (Litomyšl, Czechia). You can ask for recommendations to our students :  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


Accomodation and food in Nubra is offered by monks.



CONCEPTION FOR CONSERVATION OF MURALS

IN 3 SECTIONS:

-          DOCUMENTATION,

-          SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

-          CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION

 

The murals as artistic heritage are always an inseparable part of architecture.

Their conservation is always question of humidity and damp in buildings and architectonic structure.

 

1.DOCUMENTATION

Goals of the documentations:

- original painting technique

- reasons for degradation, state of the conservation

- record of the conservation treatment

- recommendation for preservation in the future

 

A. GRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION

- on based historical records ( photos, drawings ), or on modern drawings

- colour drawing indicates painting technique or the age of the original painting

- colours accurately identify deteriorations and the types of decay

- this process is contacted according to international standards

 

B. PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION

- images of whole mural and details

- direction of sources of light

- different kinds of invisible rays ( UV, IR )

 

C. TEXTUAL PART

- scheme of conservation

- original painting technique

- describe state of conservation and reasons for decay

- describe of conservation treatment

- description of the visual section of documentation

 

2. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Goals of the research:

- original concept of the paintings technique

- state of conservation, decay

- reason of deterioration

- history of murals, overpaintings, retouching, later changes of iconography

 

A. IN THE ARCHIVES, THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION

- study of iconography

- history of the painting, the building, the development and structure of specific  historical complex

- complex study of climatology und humidity in the building,

- structural state of the building

 

B. NONINVASIVE RESEARCH

- photography under different light conditions

- macrophotography

 

- photography under invisible rays ( ultraviolet, infrared )

- portable stereomicroscope and another methods XRF

 

C. SAMPLES

- taken samples for the laboratory research reveal the inner structure of materials

- microscopic observation discovers stratigraphy, pigments

- binding mediums and pigments can be determinated by further analytics methods

 

3. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION

Goals of the conservation:

- aesthetical consolidation of paintings

- inner stabilization of material structure

- maximal preservation and deceleration of the ageing process of cultural heritage

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 CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

- documentation and research

- stabilization of the building, basement, roof, wall

- protection and stabilization of climate factors

- preservation against humidity

- ventilation

- stabilization of murals – internal and superficial

- cleaning – mechanical, chemical and water based

- filling 

- retouching, reconstruction

- final fixation

- conservation report, presentation, publication

 

Recommendation for preservation in the future

 

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