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Reliquaries

From: Konstanze Bachmann <bachmko>
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2003
Donna Stevens <d.stevens [at] vam__ac__uk> writes

>At the Victoria and Albert Museum in London we are currently in the
>planning stage of re-displaying our Church Plate Gallery. Some of
>our reliquaries still contain objects and although I have already
>contacted several religious denominations for their views  I would
>be grateful to hear of any experiences conservators have had in
>dealing with this type of material.


    JAIC 23 (1983):1-6, Wolf and Mibach
    JAIC 31 (1992):17-11, Beaver-Bricken Espinola
    JAIC 31 (1992):31-39, Greene

Offhand I would also consult D. Hamburg's discussion of the
treatment of a Katuba--or was it a Mizrach?--something about "das
Ganse Geschaeft".

Check also European publications, i.e. Restauro--since much work is
done for the churches in Germany and Austria.  For all we know the
Vatican may have a position on the subject!

    Museum XXXIV (1982):34-36, Losche and Walston discuss problems
    of sacral/taboo traditions

Konstanze Bachmann


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