Einführung in die Werkstoffkunde für Restaurator*innen - Holz

Tatjana Bayerova
Conservation and Restoration, Conservation and Restoration
2022W, 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-restorers. 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, the knowledge of students will be evaluated in the form of an oral exam or written test.


The lectures will take place in the lecture hall at Salzgries 14, 1st floor or on-line per zoom (depends on Angewandte COVID-Betriebsmodus). The lectures will be held in English.

Dates for WS 2022: always Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 13:00 p.m.

13.10., 27.10., 10.11., 24.11., 15.12., 19.01.2023, 02.02.2023

Eventual date changes will be announced via Base and via email.

Course Enrolment

From 22 August 2022, 12:51 to 20 October 2022, 12:51
Via online registration

Expanded Museum Studies (Master): Electives: Conservation and Restoration 537/080.28

Studies in Art and Culture (Master): Electives Area 2: Conservation and Restoration 568/006.21

Conservation and Restoration (1. Section): Naturwissenschaften: Einführung in die Werkstoffkunden 588/102.32

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible