Latest issue published of periodical on archaeometry, technical analysis, and conservation science in Berlin


The current volume, vol. 24/2016, in the series Berliner Beiträge zur Archäometrie, Kunsttechnologie und Konservierungswissenschaft, features essays on the painting of the new replica of the Nefertiti Bust undertaken by the Gipsformerei, the painting technique of Otto Freundlich (1848–1943), as well as technical analyses and material studies of the goldsmithing techniques in the Gisela Treasure (Giselaschmuck).

The latest volume of Berliner Beiträge zur Archäometrie, Kunsttechnologie und Konservierungswissenschaft 24/2016 has just been published. The volume includes reports, in German and in English, on research at the Staatliche Museen’s own Rathgen-Forschungslabor as well as contributions by external scientists, conservators, and goldsmiths.

The yearly publication presents an overview of the many different activities in the field of preventive conservation, the study of aging and deterioration, and technical and archaeological examinations using chemical, physical, and mathematical, and biological methods: 

  • Thomas Schelper: Vom Original zum Malmodell: Die Bemalung der neuen Replik der Nofretete-Büste der Gipsformerei, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Hans-Georg Bartel und Hans-Joachim Mucha: Seriation und Clusteranalyse von Objekten mit binären Merkmalen, erläutert am Beispiel von Götterdarstellungen des Löwentempels von Musawwarat es Sufra (Sudan)
  • Silvia Marten: First physico-chemical in situ investigations on the Lienzo Seler II of Coixtlahuaca
  • Cristina Lopes Aibéo: In situ scientific analyses of the leather wall hanging “Ilha Formosa”
  • Verena Franken: Zur Maltechnik von Otto Freundlich (1878-1943). Maltechnische und materialanalytische Untersuchungen am Beispiel des Spätwerks
  • Carlos Morales-Merino: Micro-fading testing on modern ink based pens and contemporary drawings from the Kupferstichkabinett Berlin
  • Dieter Köcher: Die Skulpturen des Triumphkreuzes der Naumburger Moritzkirche – Untersuchungen zur Restaurierungsgeschichte und Kunsttechnologie
  • Gaia Fenoglio: An incense holder decorated with émail champlevé: a non-invasive multi-technical micro-analytical study
  • Jochem Wolters: Goldschmiedetechnische und materialanalytische Untersuchungen des sogenannten „Giselaschmucks“

The articles also feature numerous tables, formulas, and diagrams. The preface appears in German, English, and French. The volume contains 204 pages and is available to purchase from the SMB Webshop. The previous volumes in the series are available for free from the Rathgen-Forschungslabor’s webpages, under ‘Publications’.