Max Rahrig, M.A.

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Kompetenzzentrum für Denkmalwissenschaften und Denkmaltechnologien - KDWT
Fachbereich: Restaurierungswissenschaften
Am Zwinger 6
Raum 01.07
Tel: 0951 / 863 1620
Mail: max.rahrig(at)uni-bamberg.de

Fünf Fragen an Max Rahrig

Wo sind Sie geboren?
Höxter

Was ist Ihr Lieblingsdenkmal?
Der Felsentempel Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Vihara in den Nähe von Kandy, Sri Lanka

Was ist Ihre Lieblingsmethode oder welches historische Material mögen Sie am meisten?
Ich bin ein Freund des kombinierten Einsatzes von Technologien, aber wenn ich mich festlegen muss, dann ganz klar das „Opto-Technical Monitoring“ ;-P
Na ja, und mittelalterliches Glas ist auch ganz schön geil

Warum arbeiten Sie im Bereich der Denkmalpflege?
Weil nie etwas anderes in Frage kam.

Restaurierungswissenschaft ist für Sie...
... der Lösungsweg zur Antwort „42“.

My research interests are in the application-oriented adoption of technologies for heritage conservation and archaeology with the focus on 3D and non-destructive technologies (NDTs). Most of the research questions coming from the practice without any focus on special materials or periods. Since 2014 I am responsible for the 3D and NDTs at the Department of Preservation Sciences at the Centre for Heritage Conservation Studies and Technologies (KDWT) here at the University of Bamberg.

Since 2014 another focus of my research is the documentation of cultural heritage sites in Sri Lanka and the transfer of knowledge for srilankan colleagues.

 

Studies

Since 01/2017 Doctoral project:"3D and Non-destructive technologies in preservation sciences"

10/2006 - 10/2012 Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany
Major subject: mediaeval and modern archaeology
Minor subjects: preservation science and building archaeology

MA thesis on the subject: “Das Flachglas der Wüstungskirche von Winnefeld im Kontext hoch- und spätmittelalterlicher Glashütten in Südniedersachsen“. Degree: Magister Artium 10/2012

Professional background

Since 01/2016 Research assistant at the Centre for Heritage Conservation Studies and Technologies (KDWT) at the University of Bamberg. Responsible for 3D and NDT techniques. Activities also include the acquisition, management and implementation of projects and university teaching.

04/2014 - 12/2015 Research assistant at the Chair of Preservation Sciences at the University of Bamberg. Responsible for the supervision of 3D scanning techniques and non-destructive testing methods (NDTs), as well as university teaching

01/2014 - 06/2016 CEO; founded and developed ”Format4plus GmbH Digital measuring techniques“ in Litzendorf near Bamberg, Germany

01 - 12/2013  Employee for 3D-Surveying at “ArcTron 3D Vermessungstechnik und Softwareentwicklungs GmbH“ in Altenthann near Regensburg, Germany

11 - 12/2012 Research assistant at the Chair of Preservation Sciences for the project "RECORDS (Reaching Recording Data Technologies)" (funded by the Bavarian Research Foundation)

09 - 10/2010 Student assistant in the project ”Heiligtümer Latiums (Forschungscluster 4)“ at The DAI (German Archaeological Institute) Rome Department; conducted 3D-surveying of architectural sculpture in the Roman City of Minturnae, Italy

11/2007 - 10/2012 Student assistant at the Chair of Preservation Sciences at the University of Bamberg. Active in the three-dimensional measurement of various art historical and cultural assets and conducted extensive laboratory work, for example sample analysis using both light and scanning electron microscopes

2005 - 2012 Student and freelance work on various archaeological excavations
 

Projects and international activities (selection)

Since 09/2018 Member of the research project for the documentation and restoration of mural paintings in the palace complex of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. Project partners: University of Kelaniya, Central Cultural Fund and the Department of Archaeology (all Sri Lanka).

2015 - 2018 Member of the Horizon2020 research project NanoCathedral. Responsible for the development of non-destructive monitoring of historical stone surfaces at the cathedrals of Cologne, Vienna, Pisa, Ghent and Vitoria-Gasteiz as well as the opera house in Oslo.

Since 2014 ongoing research project on documentation and 3D digitization of the Sri Dalada Maligawa (Scared Temple of the Tooth – a UNESCO-World Heritage site) in Kandy, Sri Lanka. (Funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, 2015-2017).

Since 2014 involved in many projects at UNESCO World Heritage Sites and other important cultural assets, including:
- Bamberg Cathedral (Facades, Bamberger Reiter, tomb of Emperor Heinrich and Kunigunde)
- St. Stephen's Cathedral Vienna, tomb of Emperor Friedrich III
- Neuschwanstein Palace and Linderhof Palace (surface monitoring)
- Mortuary temple of Amenhotep III (large sculptures and memnon colossi), Thebes West, Egypt
- Louvre, Paris (large stone sculptures in the Egyptian collection)
- Monastery Sveti Naum, Macedonia (Glagolitic graffiti)
- Pompeiopolis and Samsun, Turkey (Hellenistic and Roman tombs and rock-cut tunnels)

10 - 11/2009 participation in the workshop ”Cleaning of  historic wallpaintings, with the emphasis on removal of soot hosted by the wall painting conservation Chair of Tainan National University of the Arts, TNNUA, Taiwan and Dunhuang Academy, China. Venues: Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang, China

Rahrig, M., Drewello, R., Lazzeri, A. (2018): Opto-Technical Monitoring – A standardized methodology to assess the treatment of historical stone surfaces. In: Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2, 945-952, doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-945-2018 (peer reviewed)

Hess, M., Drewello, R., Engel, U., Rahrig, M. (2018): Welttheater in 3D – Wie barocke Deckenmalereien ihre Geheimnisse offenbaren. In: Ruppert, G. (Hrsg.): Der universelle Wert – Neue Perspektiven auf das Welterbe in Bamberg und in aller Welt, uni.vers Forschung Mai 2018, S. 20–23

Pfeuffer, C., Rahrig, M., Snethlage, R., Drewello, R. (2018): 3D mapping as a tool for the planning of preservation measures on sculptures made of natural stone. In: Environmental Earth Sci (2018) 77:312, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-018-7479-2 (peer reviewed)

Rahrig, M. (2017): Wohin mit all den Scans? – Über die dauerhafte Archivierung von 3D-Daten bedeutender Kulturgüter am Beispiel des Bamberger Kaisergrabs In: Franz, B., Vinken, G. (Hrsg.): Das Digitale und die Denkmalpflege: Bestandserfassung – Denkmalvermittlung – Datenarchivierung – Rekonstruktion verlorener Objekte, Heidelberg: arthistoricum.net, 2017 (Veröffentlichungen des Arbeitskreises Theorie und Lehre der Denkmalpflege e.V., Band 26), S. 130 – 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/arthistoricum.263.348

Rahrig, M., Luib, A. (2017): Sri Dalada Maligawa – 3D-Scanning and Documentation of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic at Kandy, Sri Lanka. In: ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-2/W2, 229–236, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-2-W2-229-2017 (peer reviewed)

Koch, J., Griessel, F., Hüssen, C.-M., Kothieringer, K., Rahrig, M. (2016): Neues zum Bau der Raetischen Mauer. Archäologische Forschungen am Raetischen Limes bei Zandt im Köschinger Forst In: Deutsche Limeskommission (Hrsg.): Der Limes : Nachrichtenblatt der Deutschen Limeskommission, 10 (2016), 2, S. 32 – 37.

Schaich, M., Jahnke, P., Knechtel, S., Rahrig, M. (2013): On the 3D documentation of the Igel Column — Original and copy: Structured 3D survey and analytical 3D information system. In: Digital Heritage International Congress (DigitalHeritage), 2013. Year: 2013, Volume: 1, pp 215 – 218, https://doi.org/10.1109/DigitalHeritage.2013.6743736 (peer reviewed)

Rahrig, M., Bellendorf, P., Wittstadt, K., Kenzler, H., Stephan, H.-G. (2012): Erste Ergebnisse eines neuen Konsolidierungsmittels für stark korrodierte archäologische Gläser. In: F. Schlütter, S. Greiff, M. Prange (Hrsg.): Archäometrie und Denkmalpflege 2012, METALLA Sonderband 5, Bochum 2012, S. 71 – 74.

Drewello, R., Wetter, N., Rahrig, M., Bellendorf, P. (2011): 3D-Dokumentation mittelalterlicher Glasmalerei mit der Methode der 3D-Weißlicht-Streifenprojektion. In: Bornschein, F., et al.: Konservierung mittelalterlicher Glasmalerei im Kontext spezieller materieller und umweltbedingter Gegebenheiten, Stuttgart 2011, S. 142 – 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.5165/hawk-hhg/epublication/43

Application weeks (block seminars) on applying 3D scanning technologies for the master's programme in heritage conservation and the minor subject “Kulturgutsicherung” (University of Bamberg): Winter Semester 2014/2015; 2x Summer Semester 2014; 2x Summer Semester 2015

Block seminars for the evaluation and post-processing of 3D data for the master's programme in heritage conservation (University of Bamberg): WiSe 2014/2015, WiSe 2015/2016, WiSe 2017/2018

Seminar on the subject of "Historical Working Techniques: Glass: SuSe 2013, SuSe 2014, 2x SuSe 2015

Seminar on Archaeometry and Instrumental Analysis: WiSe 2014/2015