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Documentation and Conservation of Late Roman Mosaics. June 15-29 th 2013. Mishko Approves our helpers Boris and Yeltsin!. Yeltsin. Boris. Table Of Contents. Mosaic Types, Stratigraphy and Problems In Situ Documentation Applying Gauze and Burlap Detachment

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Documentation and conservation of late roman mosaics

Documentation and Conservation of Late Roman Mosaics

June 15-29th 2013


Documentation and conservation of late roman mosaics

Mishko Approves our helpers Boris and Yeltsin!

Yeltsin

Boris


Table of contents

Table Of Contents

  • Mosaic Types, Stratigraphy and Problems In Situ

  • Documentation

  • Applying Gauze and Burlap

  • Detachment

  • Removing Old Mortar and Consolidation

  • Attachment on New Support

  • Preparation and Application of Aluminum Honeycomb

  • Surface Cleaning

  • Retouching and Reassembly

  • Ethics

  • Cost Effectiveness


Mosaic types stratigraphy and problems in situ

Mosaic Types, Stratigraphy and Problems In situ

Stratigraphy

Statumen

Rudus

Nucleus

Bedding Layer

Tesselatum

Stobihas 2 types of mosaics opus sectile, and opus tesselatum.

  • Problems In Situ

  • Lacunae

  • Missing Tesserae

  • Previous Conservation

  • Plant Intrusion

  • Detachment


Documentation

Documentation

  • Initial documentation

  • Digital documentation

  • 1:1 Documentation


Applying gauze and burlap

Applying Gauze and Burlap


Detachment

Detachment


Removing old mortar and consolidation

Removing Old Mortar and Consolidation

30 HOURS . . .


Application of new support

Application of New Support

  • Cutting the tesserae

  • Polystyrene foam

  • Mixing the mortar

  • Applying the mortar

  • Adding the carrier

Boris approves being a safe distance from the cement mixer!


Preparation and application of aluminium honeycomb

Preparation and Application of Aluminium Honeycomb

Boogietime!


Surface cleaning

Surface Cleaning

The layers were peeled off one by one


Retouching and reassembly

Retouching and Reassembly


Ethics

Ethics

  • Destruction vs. Preservation

  • Old techniques vs. New techniques

I should have moustache here but we ran out of time 


Cost effectiveness

Cost Effectiveness


The end

THE END!

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