This year the Museum Ludwig is offering a digital program for the European Day of Conservation-Restoration on Sunday, October 11. The videos and radio interview on various aspects of conservation and restoration will be available on this website for one month.
The video "Humerusfraktur" (in German) details the restoration of Duane Hanson’s hyperrealistic sculpture "Woman with a Purse", which has suffered multiple accidents. The last was in 2003, when a group of students knocked the sculpture over, breaking one of its arms. Aline Jahn developed a concept for the restoration as her graduation thesis at the Technische Hochschule Köln, in which she pioneered the use of adhesives.
A second video shows how the large-scale painting "Transport des Forces", which Fernand Léger created for the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris, left Paris for the first time for the major Léger exhibition in Cologne in 2016 and was installed with great effort at the Museum Ludwig.
In a radio report on Julia Scher’s "Security by Julia X" (Bildbetrachtungen, WDR 5 Scala), Kristof Efferenn, a media conservator at the Museum Ludwig, speaks about the challenges of preventive conservation and restoration of this media artwork from the Museum Ludwig’s collection. You can listen to the (German) interview here. Authors: Sabine Oelze and Susanne Luerweg
Visit our Instagram account to learn more about the conservation works on the photo albums by Sisi.