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Analytical Laboratory

Studierende der Konservierung bei der Mikroskopie

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.

Equipment & Use

The analytical laboratory is equipped with analytical devices for the examination of samples of art and cultural objects, building materials and for determining damage processes:

  • Incident light microscopy (bright field, dark field, UV excitation)
  • Polarisation microscopy (PolMik)
  • Wet chemical and microchemical workstations
  • Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Liquid chromatography (HPLC, IC, DC)
  • Thermal analysis (TG, DTA, DSC)
  • Portabe X-ray fluorescence analysis (pXRF)
  • Portable VIS spectroscopy (colour measurement)
  • Calcimeter and sieve analysis for building material analyses

In addition, the laboratory has an extensive collection of reference materials for historical and modern materials.
Cooperation with other specialised laboratories expands the analysis possibilities.

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Research Projects

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Fotografie des »Haus in der Sonne« in Potsdam-Babelsberg, 1913–14

The Architect Emilie Winkelmann: Work, Influence and Impact

Emilie Winkelmann (1875 – 1951) was the first woman to open her own architectural practice in Germany in 1907. At a time when women could only enrol at German universities in exceptional cases and the professional field of architecture was still entirely in the hands of men, Winkelmann was able to establish herself as a sought-after architect in Berlin. The project focuses on her built work, her…

Gemeinschaftsraum im Neubauquartier „WagnisART“

IGiQ – Infrastructures of the Common in Community-Oriented Neighbourhood Development

Investigation of the potentials and implementation barriers for the realisation of "Infrastrukturen des Gemeinsamen".

Keyvisual des Forschungsprojekts "Umweltbedingte Degradation"

Natural Sciences | Environmental Degradation of Synthetic Conservation and Restoration Materials

Acquisition – model conservation and restoration on selected examples – digital knowledge transfer



Room 004

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Dipl.-Chem. Christine Fuchs

Dipl.-Chem. Christine Fuchs

Laboratory Manager Natural Sciences in the Conservation and Restoration Degree Programme


Prof. Dr. Steffen Laue

Prof. Dr. Steffen Laue

Professor of Natural Sciences in the Conservation and Restoration programme