The workshops for the restoration of paintings and sculptures in Museum Wiesbaden are responsible for the conservation and restoration of works in our collections. Furthermore, they are responsible for organizational and conservational aspects of our temporary exhibitions, as well as for national and international works on loan.
Supervising the collections regarding restoration involves monitoring and maintaining a record of their condition and performing “first aid” as required. It also involves supervising the hanging of works and installations, as well as ensuring the appropriate packing of pieces after the exhibition and supervising couriers.
Restorers support a central aspect of our provenance research, as well as in the meticulous inspection of individual works. Finally, restorers support the work of our curators in appraising and assessing works of and for the collection.
Museum Wiesbaden has employed a full-time conservator since the 1980s. In 2009, the workshop moved into the newly renovated attic rooms, equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The workshop is responsible for the general maintenance of the collections regarding the conservation and restoration of works and, in recent years, increasingly for the processing of new acquisitions and the preparation of special exhibitions.