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Library of the Rathgen-Forschungslabor

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Schloßstraße 1a
14059 Berlin

Opening times by appointment only

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 4 pm 

Library information desk

Phone: +49 30 266427120

Scope and holdings

Reference library of the scientific institute responsible for the material analysis and preservation of cultural artefacts, conservation science, and object authenticity

Collection policy decider: Prof. Dr. Stefan Simon
Collection areas: scientific literature on material analysis and the conservation and restoration of artworks
Holdings statistics: 10,000 volumes, 46 currently subscribed periodicals


Use only in exceptional cases and by appointment only, reference library, reading room with 10 desks


Electronic catalogues: OPAC of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (contains titles acquired after 2003)
Traditional catalogues: alphabetical card catalogue; shelf catalogue