Tatjana Bayerova
Conservation and Restoration, Conservation and Restoration
2023W, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S00616


Various forms of painting have accompanied our civilization since the earliest times. Painted works were and still are primarily an expression of feelings and ideas, and/but their material aspect is often neglected or overlooked. For conservators and restorers, however, understanding the material nature of works of art is absolutely necessary.

Each paint always contains two basic components – colourants (pigments and/or dyes) and binders.

The aim of this course is to provide students with general knowledge of the most important historic and modern pigments and dyes and their use in various painting techniques.

During the course, the students gain knowledge about the chemical composition, properties and origin of the pigments, as well as their historical use in various painting techniques. This insight should contribute to a better understanding of restored works of art and their damage mechanisms, as well as to the correct selection of the appropriate conservation measures.

Examination Modalities


After completing the course, the knowledge of students will be evaluated in the form of an oral exam or written test (query catalog).


The lectures will take place in the lecture hall at Salzgries 14, 1st floor and will be held in English.


Preliminary dates for WS 2023: always Thursday - the proposed dates will come soon

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

Course Enrolment

From 26 July 2023, 18:22 to 19 October 2023, 18:22
Via online registration

Conservation and Restoration (2. Section): Naturwissenschaften: Farbenchemie 588/202.40

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

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible