Trudne dziedzictwo - luterańskie zabytki w kościołach mazurskich. Zarys problematyki konserwatorskiej na wybranych przykładach
A Difficult Heritage: Lutheran Historic Monuments in the Churches of Mazuria. An Outline of Conservation Issues in Selected Examples
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Initially the Authors present the history of Reformation in East Prussia and briefly discuss the influence it has exerted on the furnishing of local churches, pointing out to the most characteristic elements of interior design. The following paragraph describes in brief the direct and undirect consequences of WWII on these terrirories. Having discussed the general situation, the Authors illustrate the issues presented by means of detailed description of three selected case-stories: family gallery in the church at Łankiejmy (Ger.: Langheim), an open-work baptismal screen in the parish church in Marianka (Ger.: Marienfelde), and the pulpit-retable of an altar in Galiny (Ger.: Gallingen). In the conclusion, the Authors draw reader’s attention to the diversity of multiple issues – ethical, aesthetic, technical, psychological and social ones, that should be taken into account by art conservators in their pursuit for solution that would respect and thus would allow for the preservation of a unique richness and variety of values represented by such historic monuments and their sacred interiors.
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