Einführung in die Werkstoffkunde für Restaurator*innen - Holz

Tatjana Bayerova
Conservation and Restoration, Conservation and Restoration
2021W, Vorlesungen (VO), 1.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S03305


The aim of this lecture is to understand ‘wood’ as a material from the perspective of conservator-restorer. The principal components of wood, its structure, various types of wood, and physical, chemical and biological properties of wood relevant for conservator-restorers will be explained. The history of wood as a support for paintings, the influence of changes of relative humidity on the wood behaviour and its consequences for damage of paint layers will be discussed.


Examination Modalities

After completing the course there will be an oral exam.


Lectures will be held in the lecture hall at Salzgries 14, 1st floor.

The lectures language will be English.

Dates for WS 2021:

Always  Thursday from 11:30 to 13:00 at the following dates:

14 October, 28 October, 11 November,  25 November, 9 December, 13 January and 27 January

Eventual changes of the dates will be announced via base and via email.

Dear students, I asked dr Linke what about his Chemistry lecture this Thursday, 25 november. Since he will do the lecture per zoom, I will do the wood lecture also per zoom on line, not in presence.

Course Enrolment

Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Expanded Museum Studies (Master): Electives: Conservation and Restoration

Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (Master): Electives Area 2: Conservation and Restoration

Conservation and Restoration (1. Section): Naturwissenschaften: Einführung in die Werkstoffkunden

Individual courses: possible