JAIC 1987, Volume 26, Number 2, Article 4 (pp. 105 to 120)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1987, Volume 26, Number 2, Article 4 (pp. 105 to 120)

FRIEDRICH RATHGEN: THE FATHER OF MODERN ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONSERVATION

Mark Gilberg


ABSTRACT—A brief biography of Friedrich Rathgen (1862–1942), the first Director of the Chemical Laboratory of the Royal Museums of Berlin, is presented. A detailed discussion of many of his most important scientific achievements is given with particular emphasis on the impact which his work had upon the development of archaeological conservation.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS
3. THE FORMATION OF THE CHEMICAL LABORATORY OF THE ROYAL MUSEUMS OF BERLIN
4. THE CONSERVATION OF ANTIQUITIES
5. CARE AND PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTS
6. CONCLUSIONS
a: References
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