Institute of Art Technology and Conservation (IKK)
Germanisches National museum
Animal tendon on late medieval wooden artefacts – Problems of Analysis and Questions of historic Preparation of Tendon Material
Beate Fücker is currently head of a research project in art technology of the late medieval panel paintings from southern Germany that are part of the collection of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg. They have been investigating panel paintings for the last 8 years, so far resulting in two comprehensive collection catalogues. The ongoing serial examination of all panels follows the exact same scheme and involves radiography, infrared imaging, UV-fluorescence-photography, X-ray fluorescence analysis, wood species analysis, and microscopic examination as well as sampling and dendrochronology in selected cases.