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Online course on conservation of globes

From: Angela Weyer <weyer<-a>
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Online course
Conservation of globes

by Dr. Patricia Engel and Michael Hojlund Rasmussen

Next course: 31 March to 1 June 2014

Fee: 198,- Euro (Students get a reduction of 20%.)

Historic globes exist all over Europe, in public collections and
libraries, but also as private property. While older celestial
globes were made of metals, since Behaim 's Erdapfel from 1492
globes have been made of paper, papier-ma'che, wood and parchment.
In contrast to this omnipresence of globes, there is a sort of
vacuum in conservation expertise concerning globe conservation.
Today there are only a few conservators working in different
European countries, who, due to their individual careers, are able
to deal with the conservation of globes. Isolated articles in
various journals have so far been the only competent publications in
the field of globe conservation.

Structure of the course: The first chapter of the course gives a
description of the cultural and historical background of the topic
and describes the history of the globes from 3000 BC to the 20th

This is followed by helpful suggestions for the documentation of a
globes material and an overview of damages. The latter provides
pictures of typical damages on the globes along with case-by-case
explanations. It will enable conservators to identify damages even
rare ones--and help the laymen to deal with their problems.

The main chapters deal with specific suggestions for conservators
concerning concrete practical conservation requests including the
preparation of some materials and the techniques of surface cleaning
on globes.

The last chapter explains the practical storage problems, the
climatic conditions and the correct packing and transportation of

The authors: Based on her bride experiences in globe conservation
Dr. Patricia Engel (European Research Centres for Book and Paper
Conservation-Restoration in Horn, Austria) developed an e-learning
course with the most up-to-date technical possibilities. Michael
Hojlund Rasmussen (Conservation Centre Vejle, Danemark) cooperated
in this project.

For further information ask hentschel<-a t->hornemann-institut< . >de

Dr. Angela Weyer
University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Faculty Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Hornemann Institute
Kardinal-Bertram-Strasse 36
D - 31134 Hildesheim
+49 5121 408179
Fax: +49 5121 408185

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