Old Master Paintings
15 November 2012
Interdisciplinary research project on the "Golden Panel" from Lüneburg
The research project on the "Golden Panel" being introduced at a press conference, with Bernd Lindemann, Director of the Gemäldegalerie, Babette Hartwieg, head of conservation and art technology at the Gemäldegalerie and Stephan Kemperdick, curatorial research associateat the Gemäldegalerie
© Landesmuseum Hannover
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. From September 2012, a group of art historians, historians, conservators and scientists will be working in close cooperation to research the altarpiece in greater detail.
The Landesmuseum Hannover, the Gemäldegalerie of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and the HAWK Hildesheim have come together as partners to support this interdisciplinary research project. Conservator Dr. Babette Hartwiegand and Dr. Stephan Kemperdick from the Gemäldegalerieare providing the project with their expertise in art history and conservation care. The goal of the four-year undertakingis to research the work thoroughly from bothart historical and technical aspects. The VolkswagenStiftunghas generously sponsored the project within the framework of the "Research in Museums" programme with a contribution of 540,000 euros. Other sponsors include the Klosterkammer Hannover.