Raluca Marilena DUMITRESCU
Muzeul Județean Mureș
The article comprises a short presentation of the icons in the beginning, the project that they are included in, some short data about typology, style, and location in time. There are given some technical assessments of the construction of the panels, decorative elements and additional materials for the whole ensemble. The setting up of the degradations are divided from different points of view, as influence of natural inevitable medium factors in certain conditions, as human interventions, as results of the religious role of the objects, as hazards occurred in time and non of the less as intended, theft or vandalism acts. Further, it is thoroughly presented their initial state of conservation in which concerns the degradations of the wooden structure, with examples and debates about the reasons they were set in. Then, it follows the methods approached for consolidation, and also the esthetical ways of presentation of the intervened areas. There are exposed – from an ethic perspective, the reasons that led to the choosing of respective materials and techniques, according to research results, age, original technique, conservation state and value of the three objects. There are illustrated and explained the working stages and techniques, also detailed issues about the nature, percentage and way the materials employed were combined. In the end, the gratitude of the author is expressed towards the help of the specialists in the research and restoration process.
Keywords: icons, degradation, intervention, wood, technique