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RESÜMEE - ATELIER FÜR TEXTILKONSERVIERUNG UND RESTAURIERUNG

Textile Conservation Qualifications & Resume - photos


RESUME - Karen Angela Klingbiel

Work experience:

2005-heute

Atelier für Textilkonservierung und Textilrestaurierung, Dresden
Director, Graduate Textil Conservator

1998-2004

Textile Conservation & Consulting, Inc., Madison, Ohio, USA
Director, Graduate Textil Conservator

7/99-10/99

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Rüstkammer), Dresden
Visiting Graduate Textile Conservator

1994-1998

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Graduate Textile Conservator

10/96-12/96

Leiprecht Textilkonservierungsatelier, Solothurn, Schweiz
Visiting Graduate Textile Conservator

11/95 Deutsches Leder- und Schuhmuseum, Offenbach
Visiting Graduate Textile Conservator

Textile Conservation Study:

1991-1994 Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg, Schweiz.
Textile Conservation/Textile Restoration, under direction of Dr. Mechtild Flury-Lemberg

Additional studies:

4/98 The Smithsonian Institution, The Smithsonian Center for Materials Research, Washington D.C., USA
“Chemical Treatments of Fibers for Conservators”
1/95 Deutsches Leder- und Schuhmuseum, Offenbach
“Leather Conservation for Conservators: Theory und Practice”
5/95 National Palace Museum, Taipeh, Taiwan/ Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen
“Ancient Knots of China: Theory and Practice”, Dr. Lydia Chen
10/94 Ciba Corp., Special Chemicals Laboratory, Basel, Switzerland
“Direct Dyestuffs: Independant Study and Research”
8/94 Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, Hungary
“Textile Chemistry for Conservators: Theory and Practice”, Dr. Jaro Marta, Dr. Agnes Timar-Balazsy
10/92

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und Prüfung, (BAM), Berlin
“Microscopy of Textile Fibers/ Identification and Analysis”, Dr. rer. nat. W. Schiller

7/92

Centre International D’Etude des Textiles Anciens (CIETA), Lyon, France
“Techniques des Textiles Anciens”, Odile Valensot

3/92 Ciba Corp., Special Chemicals Laboratory, Basel, Switzerland.
“Dyeing Protein and Plant Fibers with Metal-Complex and Direct Dyestuffs: Theory and Practice”
12/92 Schule für Gestaltung, Bern, Schweiz
“Climatology for Conservators”, College specializing in conservation and restoration, Bern  Dr. Volker Schaible

Exhibitions:

Textiles Conservation/textile restoration was carried out for the following exhibitions.

Taft Museum of Art:

        2003-2004    J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
                           
"Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Painting in Europe, 1467–1560"
                             Tapestry: Adoration of the Magi, Brussels, 1.h.16 c.


Cleveland Museum of Art:

10/97-1/98 The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
“When Silk Was Gold: Central Asian and Chinese Textiles in The Cleveland and Metropolitan Museums of Art” NYC.
  List of objects conserved for the exhibition:
  • Child’s Coat, China, Sogdiana, 8. c. (see Prince's Coat)
  • Child’s Pants, China, Tang dynasty (618-907), 8. c. (see Prince's Pants)
  • “Kashaya”, Embroidery, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), early 15. c. (see Kashaya)
  • Archeological Garment, Burial Robe, Liao dynasty (907-1125)
  • Pair of Short Boots, Liao dynasty (907-1125), 10. c. (see Pair of Boots)
  • Canopy, Silk tapestry (kesi), Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), late 12. c.
  • Garment Fragment, “Flowers, Cranes and Clouds”, Liao dynasty (907-1125), 10. c.
  • Textile with Diamonds, Central Asia, 11. c.
  • Textile Fragment, “Swan Hunt”, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)
  • Garment Fragment, “Djeiran with Floral Branches and Moon”, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)
  • Textile Fragment, “Phoenixes Soaring amid Clouds”, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)
  • Sacred Book Cover, “Brocade with Phoenixes”, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)
  • Textile Fragment, North China, Mongol period, 13. to mid 14. c.
  • Textile Fragment, Central Asia, mid 13. c.
  • Textile with Tiny Leaves, Central Asia, Mongol period, 13. to mid 14. c.
  • Textile Fragment, “Phoenixes and Dragons”, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)
  • Textile Fragment, “Cloth of Gold with Rabbit Wheels”, Eastern Iranian world, second quarter to mid 13. c.
  • Textile Fragment, “Textile with Palmettes”, Central Asia, Mongol period, 13. to mid 14. c.
  • Textile Fragment, Textile with Phoenixes”, Eastern Iranian world, Transoxiana, late 13. to 14. c.
  • Embroidery with Birds, Tang dynasty (618-907), 8. to 9. c.
  • Pair of Headpieces, Liao dynasty (907-1125)
  • Needleloop Embroidery, “Ocean, Rocks and Peonies”, Yuan-early Ming dynasties, 14. c.
  • Needleloop Embroidery, “Phoenix and Tree Peony”, China 14. c.
1996 – 98 The Cleveland Museum of Art
“Re-opening of the Armor Court”:
      Design and Construction of mannequins and stands for the suits of armor,
      Conservation / restoration of 8 tapestries "Dido and Aeneas"
      in cooperation with the  De Wit Koninklijke Manufactuur van Wandtapijten n.v., Mechelen, Belgium
4/95- 4/97 The Cleveland Museum of Art
“Greek Island Embroideries”, Exhibition of the conserved Textiles:

Abegg-Stiftung:

1995

"Textile Masterpieces: Tapestries and Textiles from the World of Islam, Painted Lent Cloths from   Germany, Archeological  Textiles from Siberia and Bohemia".

1994 “Baroque Splendor”.
1993 New Acquisitions”.
1992 “Traces of Precious Textiles”.
1991 Textiles from Saint Servatius of Maastricht”.

Lectures/Presentations:

2000
 
The Midwestern Conservation Guild, (MRCG), Memphis, Tenn., “Challenges of the Conservation Treatment of a 17th Century Dagger Case from the Collection of The Royal Armory in Dresden.
1998
 
John Carroll University, Cleveland Heights, Ohio USA, Dept. of Religious Studies, “Conservation Treatment: A Pair of 11th Century Burial Boots from Northern China.”
1998
 
The Midwestern Conservation Guild, (MRCG), New Harmony, Indiana, “Conservation Issues: The Treatment of a Pair of 11th Century Burial Boots from Northern China.”
1997 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Museum Council: Corporate Breakfast: “Highlights of the “When Silk Was Gold” Exhibition.”
1997 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Gallery Talk: “Archeological Textiles from China and Central Asia.”
1997 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Gallery Talk: “Embroidery Techniques in China and Central Asia between the 8th and 14th Centuries.”
1997 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Women’s Council, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio “Highlights of the CMA’s Textile Collection.”
1996
 
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Women’s Council, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio “Recent Acquisitions: The CMA’s Asian Textile Collection.”
1996
 
Case Western Reserve University, Dept. of Art History, Museum Studies Graduate Program, “Conservation Issues: The Icon of the Virgin and other Egyptian Textiles in the CMA’s Collection.”
1995
 
Midwest Regional Guild (MRCG), Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio. “The Conservation and Reconstruction of a Burial Robe from the Liao Dynasty in Northeast China”

Publications, contributions:

OTAVSKY, Karel and ABBAS MUHAMMAD SALIM, Muhammad. Medieval Textiles I - Egypt, Persia and Mesopotamia, Spain and North Africa. Abegg-Stiftung Riggisberg, 1995. Contribution: Technical analysis of numerous textile fabric according to Cięta standards.  

FLURY-Lemberg, Mechthild and Illek, Gisela. Traces of Precious Textiles, Riggisberger Reports, Abegg-Stiftung Riggisberg, 1995. Contribution: Technical drawings, the Robes of St. Valerius, p. 78, figure 102, the Robes of St. Valerius, Dalmatic I, section of the original 13th century p. 86, figure 120 and Dalmatic I, documenting restoration of the 15th-20th century, fig. 121, Dalmatic I and Dalmatic II, p. 99th Technical catalog, Dalmatic I and Dalmatic II, p. 227, fig. 7, Dalmatic I and Dalmatic II, lining, fig. 8, p. 228.

WATTS, CW James and WARDWELL, Anne E. When Silk Was Gold - Central Asian and Chinese Textiles, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997, Technical drawings: Cloth of Gold with Displayed Falcons, 13th century, Fig 70, cat. No. 36, p.144, Contribution: restoration / preservation, reconstruction and technical analysis from the following Conservation Report:

KLING BIEL, Karen A. Conservation Report: A Burial Robe from a Liao Tomb in Northeastern China. (Copyright 1996, unpublished). Robe, Liao Dynasty (907-1125), technical documentation, drawings and analysis of the reconstructed archeological textile fragments with gold embroidered patterns fig. 78, p. 177, p. 176-179.

KLING BIEL, Karen A. Conserving the Past- Cleveland Museum of Art Members Magazine, Oct. 1997.

KLING BIEL, Karen A., ILEC, Eva. Ceremonial dress: Christian I. of Saxony: Research Report with documentation of the historical design, alterations, old restorration of  the costume including fiber and material analysis. Dresden State Art Collections, armory, Inv. No. I-6th p. 1-36. (2010, unpublished)


 

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