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Restoration work

In 2007, the restoration and conservation workshop moved into new rooms at the LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn. Since that time the LandesMuseum disposes over one of the most modern restoration laboratories in Europe, and it is continually being expanded with new equipment for documenting and analyzing (2010 3D-Scanner, 2011 Digital microscope, 2013 portable x-ray fluorescence equipment). Today restoration plays a vital role in archaeological and art historical research. That does not mean that we lose sight of the uppermost goal of museum work: to preserve the objects for subsequent generations. On the contrary, the interplay between scientific questioning and conservatorial and restorational demands is the decisive mainspring for an intensive study of the objects. For example, today's research of the objects is often difficult to envision without tying in restorational know-how. The long years of outstanding competency in the work accomplished by the restoration and conservation workshop at the LandesMuseum have made their mark in both national and international projects and cooperations. And the workshop is in constant demand as an important place for receiving a competent education in restoration work.


Departments

  • Metal restoration
  • Glass restoration
  • the archaeological restoration of wood from wet environments
  • ceramics and stone restoration
  • the restoration of organic findings
  • mural painting and mosaic restoration
  • painting restoration
  • the restoration of polychromy on wood sculptures


Responsibilities

  • Scientific examinations, restoration, and conservational care of the archaeological and art historical collection holdings at the LVR-LandesMuseum

  • Conservational care during recovering archaeological objects in the open terrain
  • Conservational care during exhibitions
  • X-ray examinations
  • Examination of materials using x-ray fluorescence analysis (RFA)
  • Investigation of antique production techniques
  • Educating trainees and students
  • Conducting information events and seminars
  • Consulting on issues of restoring, storage, and climate technology, exhibition organization, art forgery as well as transporting works of art
  • Research projects and collaborations
  • Writing publications on restoring and technological research.


Education


X-Ray Equipment

The x-ray equipment at the Rheinisches LandesMuseum falls under the technical heading of material testing and delivers x-ray fluorescopies for investigating archaeological findings and art, or respectively. . .


X-Ray Examination

Regarding archaeological excavations there is often disappointingly little to look at to the eye of the unskilled viewer. In particular, this applies with respect to the found objects.


Documentation

  • digital microscope
  • 3D-Scanner


Contact


Contact

LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn, Colmantstr. 14-16, 53115 Bonn

Tel. +49 (0) 228 / 2070 - 0, Fax +49 (0) 228 / 2070 - 299

Opening Hours Museum

TUE - FRI, SON 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., SAT 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., MON closed

Guided tours for school groups available from 10 a.m.

Opening Hours Library

MON - FRI 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.