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Paper / Photographs / Books / Archive material

The section Conservation of Paper-based Objects was established at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna as early as 1966 as the first academic training course in this field worldwide.

Today, the main focus lies on the conservation of objects made of paper, parchment or related materials from all art historical periods. The spectrum covers prints, drawings and paintings on paper, cardboard, parchment or ivory; students deal not only with archival material, but also with ethnographic art, arts and crafts as well as everyday life objects. Thus, students will face challenges beyond the classical problems of paper conservation, such as the conservation and restoration of complex compositions, working with three-dimensional objects, non-European art and ephemeral items of daily use.

Students are introduced to the basics of preventive conservation as well as to the conservation of photographic materials and books. They are encouraged to further deepen this knowledge by making use of the Institute's excellent connection to other conservation programs, collections and institutions specialized in the conservation of books and photographic materials.

Box with various material samples
Cellulose fibres in polarised light, photo © IKR
Four students in front of watering tubs1
Immersion treatment of papers, photo © Julia Wikarski
Tangle of paper fibers
Storage system for paper objects, photo © IKR

Professor

Name
O.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Baatz
Phone
+ 43 (1) 58816 - 8700
Fax
+ 43 (1) 58816 - 8799
Email
w.baatz@akbild.ac.at

Head of Studio

Name
Mag. Dr. Sigrid Eyb-Green
Phone
+ 43 (1) 58816 - 8716
Fax
+ 43 (1) 58816 - 8799
Email
s.eyb-green@akbild.ac.at

Other Teaching Staff

Name
Mag. Andreas Hartl
Phone
+ 43 (1) 58816 - 2404
Email
a.hartl@akbild.ac.at
Name
Mag. Doris Pitour
Email
d.pitour@akbild.ac.at
Name
Adrien Hofbauer-Bankos
Fax
+ 43 (1) 58816 - 2399
Email
a.weissinger@akbild.ac.at

Conservation and Restoration of Paper / Photographs / Books / Archive material
Room | 0.3.1
Focus C