Aspekte der Sammlungspflege

Eva Marie Klimpel
Art Sciences and Art Education, Expanded Museum Studies
2024S, scientific seminar (SEW), 2.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S04833


The seminar is dedicated to the conservation treatment and technological determination of metal objects from the Collection and Archive of the Angewandte. The objects are jewelry and artistic goldsmith works by students from the classes of Eugen Mayer, who taught as a professor of metalworking at the then (Reichs-)Hochschule, later Akademie für Angewandte Kunst, between 1936 and 1961.

In addition to contextualizing the objects that were created in the artistic training during the Nazi regime and the immediate postwar period, this hands-on course offers a general introduction to the handling of museum objects and the various challenges of working with collections and archives that have grown historically.  We will also learn about goldsmithing and silversmithing techniques and together carry out a collection care project aimed at improving the storage and documentation of the collection.



Examination Modalities


- attendance: max. 1 session unexcused absence

- active participation

- own presentation

Course grading criteria:

- Preparation of text readings, engagement in discussions and group work (30%)

- Attentive handling of objects and implementation of simple conservation and collection care practices (50%)

- Short presentation of independent research (20%)



The seminar will be held as a co-teaching format together with Judith Burger.

Please register additionally for her course of the same name.

The language of instruction is German, although English texts may be read.

Key Words

Präventive Konservierung, Arthandling, Leihverkehr, Sammlungspflege, Gold- und Silberschmiede, Schmuck und Kunst, Künstler*innenausbildung 1941–1961

Course Enrolment

From 01 January 2024, 00:00 to 10 March 2024, 00:00
Via online registration

Expanded Museum Studies (Master): Expanded Museum Studies: Expanded Museum Studies 537/002.01

Expanded Museum Studies (Master): Electives: Collection Care 537/080.02

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible