Materials and Preservation Science

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Picture of the month December 2021

This microscopic close-up shows a printed piece of wallpaper from the 19th century. These wallpapers often contained the arsenic-containing Schweinfurt Green. How to deal with such a finding is being worked out in the LINK project.

Profile Materials and Preservation Science

Our focus is on art technology, material sciences and conservation sciences. The focus here is on techniques for preserving substance, for preventive conservation, for maintenance and for monitoring. Further topics are the analysis of the current state with cultural science and low-destructive natural science methods. The anamnesis and diagnosis of substantial changes in historical substance and the description of the spectrum of therapeutic concepts play an important role, especially in the courses.

The Materials and Perservation Science have a very well-equipped laboratory with the necessary equipment at their disposal Am Zwinger 6, 96047 Bamberg.

In order to carry out the most non-destructive monitoring possible and for digital building documentation, various 3D laser scanners are available, which are used specifically, depending on the object and the question.

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