The development and enhancement of non-destructive analytical methods makes natural-scientific examination a valuable tool in extensively characterising the material composition of artefacts and cultural assets. Scientific material analysis methods provide important clues to answering unresolved historical and cultural questions that cannot be solved using the methods of the humanities alone.

It is also necessary in many cases to characterise environmental material damage in order to create suitable restoration or conservation strategies. The provision of support in natural science-related matters in restoring and conserving such assets rounds off the range of focus tasks performed by the Analysis of Artefacts and Cultural Assets division.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Oliver Hahn, Head of Division Analysis of Artefacts and Cultural Assets, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

Contact Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Oliver Hahn

Head of Division 4.5

Unter den Eichen 44-46
12203 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 8104-3821

Email: Oliver.Hahn@bam.de