Guided Tour: »The Production, Decoration and Restoration of Armor«
guided tours of the Imperial Armory with director Matthias Pfaffenbichler
Meeting point: entrance/vestibule, Weltmuseum, Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna
The production of iron armor was complicated und required the teamwork of specialized craftsmen such as armorers, polishers and experts for strapping and lining. More expensive armors were etched, gilded and damascened. The restoration of armors is probably no less laborious than their decoration. The tour of the Imperial Armory gives an insight into the production and restoration of these valuable objects.