Einführung in die Werkstoffkunde für Restaurator*innen - Holz

Tatjana Bayerova
Conservation and Restoration, Conservation and Restoration
2023W, 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 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, 18:25 to 19 October 2023, 18:25
Via online registration

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

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

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

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible