Joint research project on the Golden Panel from Lüneburg

The 'Golden Panel' at the Landesmuseum Hannover is considered one of the most important works from the period of the International Gothic around 1400, and once served as the retable of the high altar in the church of the Benedictine abbey St. Michaelis zu Lüneburg. Starting in September 2012, a group of art historians, historians, conservators and scientists have been working closely together to research the altarpiece in greater detail.

The Staatliche Museen’s Gemäldegalerie is one of the many partners involved in this interdisciplinary research project. Our conservators Dr. Babette Hartwieg and Dr. Stephan Kemperdick are assisting the project with their expertise in art history and conservation. The goal of the four-year undertaking is to research the work thoroughly from both art historical and technical aspects. The VolkswagenStiftung has generously sponsored the project within the framework of its ‘Research in Museums’ programme with a contribution of €540,000. Other sponsors include the Klosterkammer Hannover.

Further details on the Golden Panel project are available from the Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover website.

Partners: Niedersächsisches Landesmuseums Hannover; Gemäldegalerie at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Städel-Kooperationsprofessur, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, and HAWK Hildesheim
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Bernd Lindemann, director, Gemäldegalerie; Dr. Babette Hartwieg, chief conservator, Gemäldegalerie; Dr. Stephan Kemperdick, research associate, Gemäldegalerie
Funded by: Volkswagen Stiftung; Klosterkammer Hannover
Duration: 2012 to 2016