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Fields of Study in the Conservation and Restoration Degree Programme

Logo der Konservierung und Restaurierung mit den vier Studienrichtungen Holz, Stein, Metall, Wandmalerei

The conservation and restoration degree programme offers four fields of study, which are structured according to material-specific and technological characteristics.

Fields of Study at a Glance


In the Bachelor's degree programme, small objects, furniture and other wooden furnishings, whose surfaces may be finished with marquetry, stains, coatings and decorative paintings, are generally examined and worked on.
In the Master's programme, the focus is on building-related room elements, such as wood panelling on walls and ceilings, wooden floors, windows, doors, stairs, chairs and wooden constructions in historical buildings.

Field of Study Wood


The focus is on the classical field of natural stone in the sense of sculpture and building. Other focal points are the regionally significant materials brick and terracotta, but also "artificial stone" such as reinforced concrete sculptures as well as the coloured setting on all these materials.

Field of Study Stone

Mural Painting

In addition to the defined areas of wall and ceiling painting on inorganic substrates, this includes the identification of historical architectural colours in interior and exterior areas. The subjects of mosaics and stucco complement the subject matter.

Field of Study Mural Painting


An important focus is on bronze monuments, sculptures and building ornaments made of sheet copper, cast zinc and lead, galvanoplastics as well as building parts made of steel, wrought and cast iron and precious metal objects from museum collections. In addition, there are objects from the field of monument conservation.

Field of Study Metal

Interdisciplinary Subjects: Natural Sciences & Design

The subject area of natural sciences in conservation imparts the basic knowledge of natural sciences with regard to conservation and restoration technologies. In addition, it supports and accompanies the subjects from the field of conservation and restoration in the various fields of study.
The focus of the exercises in design theory is on acquiring the possibilities and laws of artistic design. The free handling of the material and the variable procedures of its treatment brings the essentials to light.

Interdisciplinary subjects

Laboratories & Workshops

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3D Lab (Model Making)

The 3D Lab provides students with modern technical possibilities for building models in architecture and urban planning. Models, model parts and jigs for model building can be produced directly from digital data.

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Analytical Laboratory

The analytical laboratory enables material and damage analyses using various methods. The focus is on the objects worked on in the Conservation and Restoration degree programme, including building materials. Interdisciplinary use and commissioned work are possible by arrangement.

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Computer Labs of the CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE Department

In the computer labs of the CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE department, a total of 34 iMAC workstations with the latest software are available to students.

Abformung als Vorbereitung für den Zweitguss per Hand

Design Studio Spaces

The rooms of the design studio are the haven of a liberation of the mind and the trial-oriented learning of techniques and materials. They are primarily intended for creative and practice-oriented seminars and are run jointly by the restoration and architecture departments.


Study Advisory Wood

Prof. Dr. Angelika Rauch

Prof. Dr. Angelika Rauch

Professor for Conservation and Restoration – Wood

Study Advisory Stone

Prof. Dr. Jeannine Meinhardt

Prof. Dr. Jeannine Meinhardt

Professor for Conservation and Restoration – Stone

Study Advisory Mural Painting

Dipl.-Rest. Tjalda Eschebach

Dipl.-Rest. Tjalda Eschebach

Workshop Manager Conservation and Restoration – Mural Painting

Study Advisory Metal

Prof. Dipl.-Rest. Jörg Freitag

Prof. Dipl.-Rest. Jörg Freitag

Professor für Studienrichtung Konservierung und Restaurierung – Metall