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Framed wooden objects/paintings



  • Studied art history and history at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg and the University of Zurich
  • Magister Artium in art history and history at the Georg-August-University, Göttingen
  • Doctorate at the University of Hanover, dissertation topic: "Conservation and Conflicts: Painting Restoration during the Weimar Republic".


  • From 1976 training as a restorer of paintings and wood sculptures at the Institute for Art Technology and Conservation at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nuremberg under Dr. Thomas Brachert
  • Internships, work and time contracts at the Kunsthaus Zürich and at state and independent workshops in the field of German and Swiss monument conservation
  • From 1984 to 2002 restorer of paintings and wood sculptures at the Lower Saxony State Museum, Hanover, State Gallery
  • Since 2002 Professor at the HAWK Hildesheim, Faculty of Conservation of Cultural Property, for the field of conservation and restoration of framed wooden objects and paintings
  • SuSe 2005 to WiSe 2006/7 Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration
  • SuSe 2007 to WiSe 2008/9 Dean of the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration
  • Since SuSe 2015 Dean of Studies Faculty of Building and Conservation, Conservation and Restoration Studies   



  • Fellow and former Council Member of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC)
  • International Council of museums - Conservation Committee ICOM-CC
  • Association of restorers VDR
  • Board member of the GOLART Foundation for Contemporary Art
  • Member of the board of trustees of the Stiftung Spiel/Norddeutsches Spielzeugmuseum Soltau
  • Scientific Advisory Board, VDR Contributions to the Preservation of Art and Cultural Heritage
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Low German Contributions to Art History