Art restoration – an interdisciplinary science
Did you know that even art from the last 50 years needs to be restored? After perishables, it is plastics that break down the fastest.
Often it is not precisely known out of which material an artwork is made. With the help of chemistry, physics, and material sciences, materials and degradation processes are studied and new conservation possibilities are developed.
Careful observation of an object can also often reveal a great deal about its materials, process of creation, or cause of damage without the help of technical tools.
If you want to know how you can identify or glue plastics yourself, or how you can clean a delicate surface or with which solvent to remove a label, then come on by! You are more than welcome to bring your own objects for observation.
House of Chemistry (Haus der Chemie), entrance foyer
17:00 to midnight
15 min, on-going
For children 10 years and older
Type of event:
Demonstration, experiment, exhibition