Doerner Institut, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (DI-BS)
Central to the Doerner Institut is the preservation and artistic and technological research of the extensive painting collections of the Munich Pinakotheken administered by the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, which comprise more than 25.000 objects ranging from the 14th century to contemporary art. In the field of preventive conservation, i.e. the improvement and control of the conditions in galleries and depositories, the involvement of Doerner in museum design and in the conversion of historical buildings for use as museums is becoming increasingly important.
Regular participation of the Doerner Institut in the Pinakotheken exhibitions promotes the public’s involvement in the conservation, technological examination and understanding of cultural heritage.
The Doerner Institut is affiliated with the conservation chair of the Technical University of Munich and participates in the training and supervision of conservation students and post-graduates.
The institute also provides consultancy services and expert reports for governmental agencies, freelance conservators, the art market and private entities.