Wall cabinets in the Sibiu area

Author: Andrei Buda
Mentors: Cristina Dăneasă, Assistant Professor; Márta Júlia Guttmann, Assistant Professor

Institution: Department of History, Heritage and Protestant Theology; Faculty of Social and Human Sciences; Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (ULBS) (Romania)
Study programme: Study of Conservation-restoration, graduated in 2019/2020
Specialization: Conservation-restoration of polychrome wood

Many of the wall cabinets have been kept in the same homes for hundreds of years, due to the fact that they were difficult to dismantle. We find most of them overpainted, because in time dirt deposits covered the surface, which became unsightly for the owner. The presentation deals with case studies regarding two wall cabinets in the Sibiu area. Restoration operations are described, and the overpaint removal process is detailed. In the end, the revealed original paintings are compared to other decorations of wall cabinets in this area.

Speaker's biography
ANDREI BUDA, born in 1996, completed undergraduate studies in 2015 at the "Sigismund Toduță" High School of Arts in Deva, specializing in Graphic Design. He is very skilled in wood carving. He obtained bachelor’s degree in conservation and restoration (2018) and master’s degree in the conservation and restoration of painted wood (2020) at "Lucian Blaga" University in Sibiu. During his studies he volunteered at the conservation departments of the Astra Museum and the Brukenthal Museum in Sibiu. Currently is working as a conservator-restorer of painted wood.