Materials and Preservation Science

Picture of the month November 2022

The research team of the project Damage prevention for cultural assets in times of climate change in front of the exterior fresco of the Orangery in Bronnbach Monastery. Many thanks to the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC for the realization of the presence metting and the exciting insights into the sacred premises.

From top: Paul Bellendorf (Uni Bamberg), Ralf Kilian (Fraunhofer IBP), Uta Pollmer (Fraunhofer IMW), Franziska Prell (Uni Bamberg), Lena Barahona Neri (Fraunhofer Academy, ZV), Sabrina Rota (Fraunhofer IZKK), Kristina Holl (Uni Bamberg) and Christine Richter (Fraunhofer IMW).


Profile Materials and Preservation Science

Our focus lies on art technology, material and conservation sciences. The main tasks include techniques for preserving substance, preventive conservation, maintenance and 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 our courses.

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

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