Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites
The Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites is responsible for the conservation of all kinds of cultural monuments in Bavaria (160.000 monuments). The institution is subjected to the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and Arts. It was founded on 6th September 1908. From the beginning a workshop with restorers was part of the function. That means that in 2016 the institution can look back to more than 100 years of experience that has been documented in our archives.
Nowadays the work of the employed restorers is split into the work in the workshop with all kinds of specifications and the issues are found on the diverse locations in Bavaria. The employed restorers have to monitor the work of freelance restorers in terms of the tecnical part and as neutral observers during the restoration process of cultural monuments in the field. In the workshop objects with a special problem or a specific importance are examined and alternative solutions for restoration are developed.
The restauration itself is usually carried out by freelance restorers. The research work is executed along with the colleagues of the in-house laboratory.
- Rupert Karbacher, restorer, coordinator for Germany
- Martin Mannewitz, PhD, art historian
- Judith Schekulin, restorer
- Andreas Müller, restorer
- Michael Forstner, photographer
- Franz Herzig, specialist in wood identification
- Dipl. Chem. Martin Mach, Natural science laboratory
- Dr. Stefan Pongratz, archive documentation
- Andrea Hutter, administrative manager
- Monika Lienerth-Schieb, financial manager
- Lea Rechenauer, student (conservation)
- Prof. Erwin Emmerling, Technical University, Munich