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Author Laue, Steffen; Poerschke, Dörte; Hübner, Benjamin
Year 2017
Title Investigation and conservation of salt damaged epitaphs in the church of Werben (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)
Bibtex @inproceedings {Laue.etal:2017,

title = {Investigation and conservation of salt damaged epitaphs in the church of Werben (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)}, booktitle = {Proceedings of SWBSS 2017. Fourth International Conference on Salt Weathering of Buildings and Stone Sculptures, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany, 20-22 September 2017}, year = {2017}, editor = {Laue, Steffen}, pages = {275-284}, month = {september}, organization = {Fachhochschule Potsdam}, publisher = {Verlag der Fachhochschule Potsdam}, note = {fulltext, conference paper}, key = {SWBSS2017}, doi = {10.5165/hawk-hhg/347}, author = {Laue, Steffen; Poerschke, Dörte; Hübner, Benjamin} }

DOI 10.5165/hawk-hhg/347
Link File:SWBSS 2017 Proceedings 275-284 Laue Poerschke Huebner.pdf
Notes in: Proceedings of SWBSS 2017 - Fourth International Conference on Salt Weathering of Buildings and Stone Sculptures. University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam, Germany, 20-22 September 2017



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[Laue.etal:2017]Laue, Steffen; Poerschke, Dörte; Hübner, Benjamin (2017): Investigation and conservation of salt damaged epitaphs in the church of Werben (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany). In: Laue, Steffen (eds.): Proceedings of SWBSS 2017. Fourth International Conference on Salt Weathering of Buildings and Stone Sculptures, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany, 20-22 September 2017,Verlag der Fachhochschule Potsdam 275-284, 10.5165/hawk-hhg/347Link to Google ScholarFulltext link

Abstract

The case study of the St. Johannis church in Werben (Saxony-Anhalt) is one of those instances where conservators and restorers working in the field of building heritage have to find sustainable solutions for a cultural heritage site affected by high humidity levels and salt content for centuries. In the church of Werben, the ground floor of the steeple houses a remarkable collection of predominantly polychrome epitaphs from the 16th – 18th centuries. These epitaphs reflect in an unique way the story of important citizens of Werben and provide an extensive overview of the design and techniques used in the manufacturing of such monuments through various epochs. During an inventory of the epitaphs, several damages were attributed to salts and the high moisture content in the ground floor of the steeple. Salt analyses, climate measurements and calculations with the computer model ECOS/ RUNSALT were used to understand the damage processes of the epitaphs. The results provide the basis for applying appropriate conservation methods and materials pertaining to the room and the polychromic epitaphs. As a case study one epitaph was removed and preserved in the workshop of the conservation and