Professorship in Materials and Preservation Science

Profile of Materials and Preservation Science

Our focus lies on art technology, materials science and conservation science. The main tasks include techniques for substance preservation, preventive conservation, maintenance and monitoring. Further topics are the analysis of in-situ conditions with cultural-scientific and low-destructive natural-scientific methods. The anamnesis and diagnosis of substantial changes in historical materials and the description of the spectrum of therapeutic concepts play an important role, especially in our courses.

A very well-equipped laboratory with the necessary equipment is available at Am Zwinger 6, 96047 Bamberg for the Materials and Preservation Science.

For digital building documentation as wells as to perform the most non-destructive monitoring as possible, various 3D laser scanners are on site, which are used specifically, depending on the object and the research question.

The Materials and Preservation Science sees itself primarily as an auxiliary science that makes a decisive and important contribution to clarify a wide variety of issues in the interdisciplinary collaboration and cooperation between the individual disciplines involved, which is typical and absolutely necessary for historic preservation.

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