Binde- und Klebemittel in der Restaurierung - Natürliche Binde- und Klebemittel

Karol Bayer
Conservation and Restoration, Conservation and Restoration
2022W, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S00615


Throughout the history of painting there are various painting techniques known: oil painting, gouache, tempera, watercolour, acrylic painting, etc. Every painting consists of two basic components - pigments and binders. The binders determine not only the painting technique but also many properties of paint layers. Various natural macromolecular substances have been used and many of these substances have served also as natural adhesives.

The aim of the course is to give the students a clear, systematically structured insight into the problematics of natural binders. Students will gain knowledge about the chemical composition, properties and origin of the natural binders and their historical use for a wide variety of purposes. This knowledge should lead to a better understanding of restored works of art and their damage mechanisms, as well as to the correct selection of appropriate conservation measures.

Examination Modalities

After completing the course, the knowledge of students will be evaluated in the form of the written test.


The lectures will take place in the lecture hall at Salzgries 14, 1st floor or on-line per zoom (depends on Angewandte COVID-Betriebsmodus). The lectures will be held in German.

Dates for WS 2022: always Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

24.10., 21.11., 28.11., 12.12., 09.01.2023

Eventual date changes will be announced via Base and via email.

Course Enrolment

From 22 August 2022, 14:19 to 21 October 2022, 14:19
Via online registration

Conservation and Restoration (2. Section): Naturwissenschaften: Binde- und Klebemittel in der Restaurierung 588/202.37

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible