Archive for preservation of cultural heritage

Tower ruin of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Tower ruin of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Mappings of the building materials and their condition as well as restoration reference areas on the tower ruin of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin s an important preliminary step to the planned restoration measures at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in the district…

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Ortaköy Hotel Project Istanbul/Turkey

Fehime Palace and Hatice Palace – Istanbul, Turkey. Following a sensitive restoration in accordance with the high standards set in historic monument preservation, the palaces will acquire a new function –that of a modern hotel– without hiding their historical origins and use.

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Conservation of the Ahlsdorf Pictorial Wall Hangings

Conservation of the Ahlsdorf Pictorial Wall Hangings

In 2014, a cultural event took place in the district of Elbe-Elster that attracted a great deal of attention – the First Brandenburg State Exhibition. The exhibition was held at Schloss Doberlug in the city of Doberlug-Kirchhain. Three of the canvas paintings mounted on the west wall of the drawing room at Schloss Ahlsdorf were chosen for presentation at the State Exhibition. Schloss Ahlsdorf is situated in the Elbe-Elster district in the state of Brandenburg.

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Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

With the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Wagner and Pohl company created one of the most elaborate two-dimensional church mosaics in the world. Since 2010, RAO specialists have been securing, restoring, and conserving the mosaic surfaces, tessera by tessera …

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The 1950s master pupil murals in the Academy of Arts on Pariser Platz in Berlin, Germany

When taking the inventory of remaining building parts, the hidden wall murals emerged from the basement as “irretrievable documents in the history of GDR art”. An assessment by the Berlin Monument Authority found them to have high artistic value and to be exceptional examples of the Black Period …

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New Museum Berlin – Conservation-Restoration of Ceiling Wallpapers

New Museum Berlin – Conservation-Restoration of Ceiling Wallpapers

Reconstruction and conservation of the Neues Museum Berlin, conservation-restoration of the ceiling and architrave wallpapers from the Mythological Room he original ceiling and architrave wallpapers in the Neues Museum’s Mythological Room arose in 1852 from a design by Richard Lepsius. The images originally depicted the…

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New Museum of Berlin – The Schievelbein Frieze

The Last Days of Pompeii” was created as a three-quarters-cast figural frieze in Hermann Schievelbein’s workshop, brought in with a method for attaching plaster, and completed in 1851. At roughly 65 metres in length, it was the Neues Museum’s largest single artwork.

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Restoration and reconstruction of the New Museum in Berlin

Restoration and reconstruction of the New Museum in Berlin

The Niobidensaal [Niobe hall] was only slightly damaged during the war and is one of the most completely retained rooms in the Neues Museum, alongside the Vaterländischen Saal [Fatherland hall], Flachkuppel Saal [Flat dome hall] and Roten Saal [Red hall].

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