Prof. Dr. Andrea Renate Pataki-HundtDipl.-Rest.
Faculty of Cultural Sciences
Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences
Room 101 Mailing address
- +49 221-8275-3579
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Campus Südstadt, Ubierring 40, Room 101
During the pandemic it is always possible via Zoom, Teams365, Skype, or telephone
- Institute Director
- Equal opportunities
Development of conservation methods, material connaisseurship and techniques of artificial ageing processes
Projects / Cooperations
Newly intended! - "Puzzle" learning in conservationhttps://stiftung-hochschullehre.de/foerderung/freiraum2022/foerderentscheidung/
The conservation programme - books and paper - at the Cologne Institute of Conservations Sciences (CICS) implies a high responsibility for the students as well as for the lecturers. Handling and caring for original works of art on paper and books need a close cooperation between the players - students, lecturers and objects. To keep the contact time with the students as high a possible, special parts of the study programme are converted to video clips. The students choose based upon thier intrinsic competences the contents they want to deal with and they want get confronted. The didactic principle "flipped classroom" is applied and is reflecting a high choice of contents.
DAAD mobility funding "Ostpartnerschaften"https://www.daad.de/de/infos-services-fuer-hochschulen/weiterfuehrende-infos-zu-daad-foerderprogrammen/ostpartnerschaften/
The present project proposal within the framework of the DAAD Eastern Partnerships Programme builds on the cooperation between the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences (CICS) at the TH Köln and the Cluster of Excellence "Understanding Written Artefa
- Wagner, Judith; Querner, Pascal; Pataki-Hundt, Andrea Renate (2022): Pest Comparison of Three Treatment Methods for Archival Materials Against Grey Silverfish 94 (Ctenolepisma longicaudatum Escherich, 1905) : Re-Evaluation of the Efficacy Limits of Freezing, Heating and Anoxic Treatment with Oxygen Absorbers. In: Integrated pest management for collections : Proceedings of 2021: A Pest Odyssey, the Next Generation. Pest Odyssey 2021- The Next Generation, digital, 20.09.-22.09.2021., S. 94 - 102. (peer-reviewed)
- Bretzendorfer, Charlotte; Pataki-Hundt, Andrea Renate (2022): The BELO Vacuum Press. In: Journal of Paper Conservation : IADA reports., S. 1 - 3. (peer-reviewed)
- Bretzendorfer, Charlotte; Pataki-Hundt, Andrea Renate (2022): Novel Approaches for Opaque Reconstituted Parchment, Neue Ansätze for opakes, rekonstituiertes Pergament. In: Restaurator. Vol. 43, S. 53 - 71. (peer-reviewed)
- Pataki-Hundt, Andrea Renate; Bretzendorfer, Charlotte; Börngen, Marlen (2021): Klucel Hydroxypropylcellulose : Its Impact on Artificial Ageing and Consequences for Conservation Usage – A Case Study. In: Transcending Boundaries : Integrated Approaches to Conservation : ICOM-CC 19th Triennial Conference Preprints, Beijing, 17–21 May 2021. (peer-reviewed)
- Below, Lena; Jacek, Bert; Oltrogge, Doris; Pataki-Hundt, Andrea Renate (2019): Exemplarische Abnahme und Restaurierung von Notgeldscheinen auf Gelatine- und Cellulosenitratfolien. In: Zeitschrift für Kunsttechnologie und Konservierung., S. 105 - 116.
- Pataki-Hundt, Andrea Renate (2019): Teaching Book and Paper Conservation at the TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, Cologne. In: Restaurator. Vol. 40, S. 271 - 286. (peer-reviewed)
- Pataki-Hundt, Andrea Renate (2019): Restaurierung und Konservierung von Chromolithografien. In: Britta Spies (Hrsg.): Aufbruch ins Land der Farben : Die Erfindung neuer Bilddruckverfahren im 19. Jahrhundert. Neuss: Clemens-Sels-Museum, S. 37 - 45.
- Kern, Marie Sarah; Pataki-Hundt, Andrea Renate; Wouters, Jan; Kirby, Daniel P. (2018): Accelerated Ageing of Parchment : Investigation of a Photo Catalysed, Low-Heat Approach. In: Restaurator. Vol. 39, S. 33 - 70. (peer-reviewed)
- Pataki-Hundt, Andrea Renate; Walter, Cosima (2018): Comparison of Lightweight Japanese Tissues for Overall Stabilization of Documents Damaged by Iron Gall Ink Corrosion and an Alternative to Silk Screen Frames. In: Restaurator. Vol. 39, S. 109 - 127. (peer-reviewed)
- Pataki-Hundt, Andrea Renate (2018): Die Durchführung von internationalen Restaurierungsprojekten. In: Geller, Birgit (Hrsg.): 23. Fachgespräch der Papierrestauratorinnen und -restauratoren an Archiven, Bibliotheken und Museen am 3. und 4. April 2017 in Bonn. Neuss: Arbeitskreis Nordrhein-Westfälischer Papierrestauratoren e.V, Arbeitskreis Nordrhein-Westfälischer Papierrestauratoren, S. 7 - 11. (peer-reviewed)
Measuring, testing and housing arsenic containing books
The university and county library in Bonn (ULB Bonn), and the University of Applied Sciences (TH Köln), both Germany, cooperated on behalf of dealing with arsenic containing books. This research project looked at the analytical measurements of green coloured areas with XRF- and Raman-spectroscopy from the 16th to the 20th century. In total, around 300 books were analytically investigated with XRF. The elements Arsenic, and Cupper were found in changing intensities at about half of the volumes. If the intensivity was very low, the assumption is, that the Arsenic derives from a pesticide treatment. The source of Arsenic of books before 18th century derives from Orpiment, mixed with blue pigments. To distinguish Emerald Green from Scheel’s Green, Raman spectroscopy was used as an analytical tool. Additionally, an industrially Testkit for Arsenic was evaluated as an alternative measuring tool for small institutions. This high sensitive custom made Testkit is used to test water quality. It is reproducible and can be transferred to pigment testing in a dry state. The MQuant Arsenic-Testkit is easy to use, and can be applied after a short training phase. Finally, prototypes for housing systems were developed to fulfill health and safety guidelines when handling arsenic containing books. The main requirement for a housing system is the contactless handling with visible parts in the boxing system. Therefore, corrugated boards including Melinex parts were used for various clamshell boxes and book shoe variations.
Handling arsenic containing library materialF02, CICS, Arsen 2022
Juliana Wetten and Andrea Pataki-Hundt travelled for a one-day workshop to the National Libraray in Den Hague to introduce the handling and low-tech testing for arsenic containing books. The participants started after a short introduction by PPT and a video with testing. In the afternoon the workflow for implementing all security checks and guidelines are presented and discussed.
Introduction: adhesives and consolidantsF02, CICS, mare nostrum 2022
The variety of natural and semi-synthetic adhesives are described. The presentation shows starch based adhesives, cellulose ethers, and protein based adhesives and consolidants.
Ageing and surface characteristics of natural and semi-synthetic adhesives for pigment consolidationMunch Conference 2022 Oslo
The consolidation of thin layer paint layers or drawing materials is a non-reversible technique. Even if the application is performed with aerosols, the consolidant cannot be removed at a later date, because the amount of adhesive is minimal. Therefore, the invasive and in most cases necessary conservation treatment of pigment consolidation needs to be evaluated on behalf of the stability of the consolidants. The colour stability as well as the mechanical stability need to be permanent and durable. However, the artificial ageing tests of adhesives for consolidation are complex and not available as standard procedures. The ageing characteristics of cellulose ethers are quite stable, even those of Hydroxypropyl cellulose. However, it is not possible to use the same ageing protocol for cellulose ethers than for protein-containing adhesives such as gelatine, sturgeon glue or mixtures of protein and polysaccharides such as Funori and JunFunori, because of its heat sensitivity. Mixtures of heat, humidity and light needs to be applied for artificial testing to receive a profound perspective of the permanence and durability of the adhesives used for consolidation. When applying the various adhesives, the surface characteristics are interesting as well. Some of the adhesives are matt by nature and others are matt because of a rough or matt support. These correlations are interesting to observe. Funori is for example a matt consolidant by nature in comparison to gelatine. However, if gelatine is applied on a rough surface, even gelatine turns into a matte consolidant. These characteristics of adhesives of thin layer pigment consolidation are very important to be aware of. This is extremely important when consolidating thin layer pigment layers such as drawings and sketches from Edvard Munch. In these cases a single layer of consolidant might be sufficient to enhance the cohesion bonds of the pigment layeras well as the adhesion bonds to its support. The ageing and surface characteristics are then intrinsic parameters for choosing the appropriate consolidant.
Interfacing conservation practice and virtual presentationhttps://iada-home.org/de/konferenz/konferenzinformation/
This interdiscipinary project based upon a preventive conservation students projects at the Deutsches Forum für Firgurentheater und Puppenspielkunst describes the didactic format between conservation, art didactic, virtual formats, and a puppet collection
Workshop about exchange of exerience: handling, testing and storing arsenic containing bookshttps://www.th-koeln.de/weiterbildung/erfahrungsaustausch-umgang-mit-arsenbelasteten-buechern---erkennen-testen-umgang-und-verpacken_94079.php
The results of the research project about arsenic containing books will be presented. The way of detecting arsenic by instrumental instruments (XRF, Raman) as well as with the help of a Test Kit are topics of the two-day workshop. Arsenic can derive from Orpiment or Scheels Green or Emerald Green.The PPE- the personal protective equipment and the handling and storage solutions will be discussed. The books which were measured come from the 17th to the 19th century. Finally a risk assesment will be presented and evaluated.
29. bis 30.9.2022