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Icon Conservation in Europe
Frankfurt am Main 1999

EDITORS Nina Jolkkonen, Auli Martiskainen, Petter Martiskainen, Helena Nikkanen
LAYOUT Petter Martiskainen
REVISION OF THE ENGLISH TEXT Henry Fullenwider
PUBLISHED BY The Valamo Art Conservation Institute
Copyright ©1999 The Valamo Art Conservation Institute
The front cover is a detail from an icon "St. Archangel Michael, photo taken by Petter Martiskainen, The Valamo Art Conservation Institute.
AVAILABLE FROM:
The Valamo Art Conservation Institute
79850 Uusi-Valamo, Finland
e-mail: valamon.konservointilaitos@valamo.fi
fax:+358 17 5701725

Printed in Finland by Gummerus Kirjapaino Oy, Jyvaskyla 1999

ISBN 951-97952-1-9

 

CONTENTS


PREFACE
Helena Nikkanen................................. 5


THE MUSEUM AND THE ROLE OF ICON RESTORATION
James M. Bradburne ........................... 6


ICON CONSERVATION IN GERMANY
Alexandra Bersch................................. 8


SOME COMMENTS ON EIGHTEENTH- AND
NINETEENTH-CENTURY ECCLESIASTICAL ART IN THE
GREEK REGION: THE COLLECTION OF THE GREEK
FOLK ART MUSEUM.
Rania Tsitsiloni....................................... 10


FROM NEGLECT TO REINTEGRATION
Kari Kotkavaara..................................... 24


LATE ICONS AS SYMBOLS OF HOLY RUSSIA: ICONS IN THE
EVERYDAY LIFE OF THE RUSSIAN ROYAL FAMILY
Yury Bobrov........................................... 41


DIE GEFIRNIßTE IKONE: ZUR GESCHICHTE DER FIRNISSE
AUF IKONEN
Ivan Bentchev........................................... 48


THE VARNISHED ICON: A HISTORICAL SURVEY OF ICON
VARNISHES
Ivan Bentchev............................................ 64


ICON CONSERVATION IN FRANCE
Nicole S. Delsaux .....................................89


ICON CONSERVATION IN ESTONIA
Helje Vernomasing ....................................99


A STUDY OF LATE PROVINCIAL ICONS FROM THE
ICONOSTASIS OF KILINGI-NOMME CHURCH IN ESTONIA
Alar Nurkse ................................................106


CONSERVATION OF ICONS IN BRITAIN AND THE INFLUENCE
OF THE ART MARKET
Hilary Pinder ............................................. 117


SISTER JOANNA REITLINGER AND THE EGG RATIONING
FOLLOWING WORLD WAR II
Anna Hulbert................................................124


THE DOUBLE-SIDED TABLETKI ICONS IN THE SERGIJEV
POSSAD MUSEUM
Olga Lelekova .............................................136


DOCUMENTING ICON CONSERVATION INTERVENTIONS:
A DISCUSSION
Helena Nikkanen........................................... 145
Amalia Papadopoulou .................................. 146
Kiriaki Tsesmeloglou ....................................149
Anthony Reeve...............................................151
Stergios Stassinopoulos..................................155
PARTICIPANTS............................................158