Zustandskartierung

English translation: condition mapping

18:13 Jul 11, 2017
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
German term or phrase: Zustandskartierung
These are colour-coded diagrams of paintings used in conservation. They show the outlines of the figures/planes of colour in the painting, with different colours denoting the presence of scratches, staining, peeling paint, and so on.

Is there a word for this in English?
Emma Rault
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:58
English translation:condition mapping
Explanation:
Conservation services include: condition surveying and mapping, inspection and advice, examination with flat, raking and UV light and under magnification as necessary, as well as treatment as necessary including stabilisation, cleaning, uncovering, consolidation and fixing, filling and retouching.
https://www.biancamadden.com/

The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA September 2010 – September 2011

Getty Graduate Internship Fellow, Science Department, Modern and Contemporary Art Material Research

Herculaneum Project: Casa del Bicentenario: condition mapping of Tablinum murals
https://www.emilymk.com/cv

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Here's a blogpost with an image of a condition map for an ancient Egyptian wall painting: https://www.penn.museum/sites/artifactlab/2012/10/17/wall-pa...

The same principle is used for painting, sculpture and architectural materials conservation.
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Helen Shiner
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:58
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condition mapping


Explanation:
Conservation services include: condition surveying and mapping, inspection and advice, examination with flat, raking and UV light and under magnification as necessary, as well as treatment as necessary including stabilisation, cleaning, uncovering, consolidation and fixing, filling and retouching.
https://www.biancamadden.com/

The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA September 2010 – September 2011

Getty Graduate Internship Fellow, Science Department, Modern and Contemporary Art Material Research

Herculaneum Project: Casa del Bicentenario: condition mapping of Tablinum murals
https://www.emilymk.com/cv

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Note added at 34 mins (2017-07-11 18:48:10 GMT)
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Here's a blogpost with an image of a condition map for an ancient Egyptian wall painting: https://www.penn.museum/sites/artifactlab/2012/10/17/wall-pa...

The same principle is used for painting, sculpture and architectural materials conservation.

Helen Shiner
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:58
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 271
Grading comment
Thanks again!
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Asker: Yes! This is exactly what I mean!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  writeaway: another case of I don't know, but I know that you do
9 mins
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agree  Lancashireman
12 mins
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agree  Detva
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agree  Armorel Young
15 hrs
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agree  Steffen Walter: Spot on! I had first read 'Bestandskartierung', which led me astray.
15 hrs
  -> Thanks, Steffen ;)
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