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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

June 15-29th 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

  • 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

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

  • Initial documentation

  • Digital documentation

  • 1:1 Documentation


Applying Gauze and Burlap


Detachment


Removing Old Mortar and Consolidation

30 HOURS . . .


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

Boogietime!


Surface Cleaning

The layers were peeled off one by one


Retouching and Reassembly


Ethics

  • Destruction vs. Preservation

  • Old techniques vs. New techniques

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


Cost Effectiveness


THE END!

Thanks for listening!

We’ve enjoyed your company


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