CROSSES AND WAYSIDE SHRINES IN MUSEUMS. RESEARCH AND RESTORATION

Aastakäik: 
Anno 2017/2018
Rubriik: 
Konserveerimine

Laima Kruopaitė

Lithuanian Art Museum Pranas Gudynas Restoration Centre

laima.kruopa@gmail.com

The restoration of small architecture exhibits isn't easy as well, because you need bigger premises for that purpose. In the process of restoration the crosses, wayside shrines and chapels were taken apart. The wood and the polychromy were cleaned and fixed. The chapels were put back together using wooden pins, the crosses gor new poles. Despite the repairs, the decayed wood is not capable of lasting in outdoor conditions. A special microclimate is needed for the wood storage, so it is reasonable to keep the carvings in museums for an indoor display.