Corroding lead cames of stained glass windows : case study of two 16th century panels in their showcase

Gerber, Alice (Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-Restauration, HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and arts Western Switzerland)

Stained glass windows are fascinating for many reasons – their delicate combination of light and substance, the beauty of the colours, the contrasts. In the shadow of the bright and colourful glass parts, the metal cames mostly receive few considerations. Yet they play an essential role in the graphic language of stained glass windows, highlighted forms, but also being the structure skeleton of these objects. In addition to that, the cames carry precious information about the technology and the history of each stained glass window. This case study focuses on actively corroding lead alloy cames from two stained glass panels, on permanent museum display. The purpose was to understand the origins and mechanisms of the corrosion.


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Conference Type:
poster
Faculty:
Design et Arts visuels
Branch:
Conservation
School:
HE-Arc CR
Institute:
Unité de recherche en Conservation-restauration de la Haute Ecole Arc - UR-ARC CR
Subject(s):
Conservation - Restauration
Publisher:
Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 2-6 september 2019
Date:
2019-09
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
2-6 september 2019
Pagination:
1
Published in:
Metal 2019, 9th interim meeting of the ICOM-CC metals working group
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