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5 Research Items
March 2005 - February 2022
- scientific analysis, documentation, conservation and restoration work on original paints and coatings, leather and artificial leather, textile materials, wood lacquers and galvanic surfaces on historic vehicles in private motor museums and and public collections. Research on historic industrial coating materials and on new methods to conserve and restore historic vehicles in active use, including the preservation of their original materials.
March 2006 - November 2015
Field of study
- Art Sciences, Conservation & Restoration
October 1992 - July 1996
Field of study
- Conservation & Restoration of paintings and polychrome scultures
In-depth forensic investigation and analysis of historic vehicles is a relatively new field of research. However, such examinations are becoming an important tool in the face of rising market values and the associated increase of manipulations and forgeries. We review various forensic approaches used in our interdisciplinary work in this field, inc...
Doctoral thesis at Institut für Technologie der Malerei at Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, 2017 Paints and coatings developed for the fast-growing automobile production in the first half of the 20th century have been eagerly adopted by other industries and also were employed in arts and crafts or the fine arts. Materials like this in the...
In der Oldtimerszene herrscht heute eine grosse Sprachverwirrung besonders wenn es um Zustandsbeschreibungen wie "Original", "authentisch" oder "Patina" geht. Fachliche Diskussionen stellen sich allerdings immer dann als schwierig dar, wenn sich das verwendete Vokabular in einem weiten Panorama individueller, beliebiger Interpretationen verliert. D...
In the community of historic vehicle collectors and enthusiasts the term “patina” has become kind of fashionable to label a vehicle as “looking old and used, but also very original, somehow pleasing and therefore valuable”. At the same time it is frequently used with very idiosyncratic, misleading to even deceptive intent. This imbroglio is widely...
- book publication of my doctoral thesis - Paints and coatings developed for the fast-growing automobile production in the first half of the 20th century have been eagerly adopted by other industries and also were employed in arts and crafts or the fine arts. Materials like this in the meantime have to be regarded „historic“, as most of these form...
2018 my thesis was published as a book in German, with the title "Kutschenlack, Asphaltschwarz und Nitroglanz" (https://www.delius-klasing.de/kutschenlack-asphaltschwarz-nitroglanz-5502). With the kind support of the REVS Institute in Naples/Florida we are currently working on the English translation and book publication.