Internship at two European Conservation Centres : Geneva, Switzerland, and Vienna, Austria, involving research and practical conservation

  • George D. Dimitriadis

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis


    In the six months spent at the Musee d'art et d'histoire, Geneva, Switzerland, as a staff member in the dual role of paintings conservator and research conservator, there was achieved an excellent rapport with the staff of the Musee, a work record which was very successful, and research results which were received with enthusiasm, having broad implications for the Musee. Following the two months as a contract conservator in Vienna, research developments were applied in practice, under severe time constraints and the resulting treatment was successfully achieved with the wholehearted support and co-operation of staff and officials, resulting in offers of lectureships and lecture tours for the Academy of Fine Arts - Conservation School, Vienna in Austria and Germany. In evaluative terms, it is considered that the programme met the objectives very well, and in addition the results have potential for part of an ongoing programme of research into fire-damaged paintings and varnish removal, with solid lines of co-operation in the establishments in Europe.
    Date of Award1983
    Original languageEnglish

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