Behind the scenes

Conservation – Restoration


The Conservation-Restoration Department is not open to the public. A visit is only possible by appointment.

Provisional Head:
Konstanze Schwadorf M.A.

Phone: +49 89 21124-287

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The Conservation and Restoration department is one of the largest and most modern departments in the museum sector in Germany. Eight specialist sections oversee the diverse collections of the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum and its nine branch museums.
The various sections work closely together to share their expertise. The department’s facility has five thousand square metres of state-of-the-art workspaces and is equipped with the latest technology.



Restaurierung Aufgaben

The core function of the department is conservation. This entails providing collection care and implementing optimal measures around artwork display, storage and transport, all to ensure object longevity for future generations. Combining advanced scientific analysis with expert knowledge of materials and techniques, the conservators investigate production techniques, change processes and assess the condition of the artworks. This, in turn, leads to the development of suitable treatment strategies.
Furthermore, for exhibitions, artworks are restored. The objective here, is to improve their overall appearance for display.