Objects and materials treated

Tang Dynasty Terra Cotta horse
Tang Dynasty Terra Cotta horse

The right rear leg was broken off above the "elbow". It was adhered, losses filled, and inpainting done to match the surrounding surfaces. (wrapping left on to protect object during treatment)

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18th century glass Pokal
18th century glass Pokal

The vessel was broken into 7 fragments, with a loss requiring an epoxy fill and recreation of engraving.

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Glazed tile mural
Glazed tile mural

I oversaw a team of six assistants to restore and then affix 780 square tiles to a mounting system and then hang the mural in a subway station. The overall dimensions are 13' x 60'

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Tang Dynasty Terra Cotta horse
Tang Dynasty Terra Cotta horse

The right rear leg was broken off above the "elbow". It was adhered, losses filled, and inpainting done to match the surrounding surfaces. (wrapping left on to protect object during treatment)

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The slide deck above shows a small selection of objects of various material types we conserve and restore. As a general objects conservator, Mark Erdmann has treated a wide range of both objects and material types. He has experience conserving and restoring objects including firearms, edged weapons, decorative arts, ceramic vessels and figures, glass vessels and sculpture, silver hollowware and flatware, brass and bronze figurines both patinated and cold painted, wood furniture, gilded surfaces, plaster, tile mosaics both ancient and modern, outdoor bronze and marble sculptures and monuments, and painted metal sculpture.