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Our heart beats for paper! 

conrest is an owner-run paper conservation studio located in the creative and colourful Glockenbach district in Munich. It was founded in 2003 after the studio’s owner has been awarded the "Master Prize of the Bavarian State Government for Special Achievements" in conservation. Conrest built its excellent reputation through collaboration with numerous museums, libraries and other institutions, and renowned collectors, both in Germany and internationally. Nowadays, the name conrest can be found on the lists of recommended conservators of notable public institutions and major international art insurers. 


In the last 20 years, our initial work focus on book conservation has broadened through interdisciplinary projects, collaboration, and exchange. In addition to active conservation and repair, it now includes collection care, and professional support during loans and exhibitions. We advise collectors, curators, art insurers, and dealers on the various questions on the object storage, care, and presentation. In addition to the conservation of paper-based items of historical value, we also deal with complex conservation tasks related to the use of modern materials on paper–tasks that require a high degree of material knowledge and technical flexibility. 


The functional furnishings of our studio for paper conservation enable us to focus on the objects we treat with a clear view. We attach great importance to the high-quality technical equipment and tools we use, part of which are historical. We introduced a modular furnishing system in 2019, to be able to effectively use the limited space of our inner-city studio. The area and the height of horizontal work surfaces can be modified according to the needs of treated objects. Vertical work surfaces are used for large loads. The modular furnishing system permits water treatment as well. Lighting is an important issue as well. We are very grateful to Prof. Dr. Matthias Castorph from Goetz Castorph Architekten und Stadtplanung for a unique lighting design enabling us to adjust artificial light to our specific needs. 


In addition to using only best-quality, proven conservation materials, we pay particular attention to the proper storage and security of objects during their treatment. Air exchange rate and climate parameters in working premises are taken in consideration. Objects are stored safely and protected from light and climatic fluctuations in certified, multi-walled Paper Safety Cabinets. 


Michaela Gabányi, Papierrestaurierung, Papierestaurator, Paper conservation

Michaela Gabányi


Registered Book and Paper Conservator

Marta Mazzucconi, Papierrestaurierung, Papierestaurator, Paper conservation

Marta Mazzucconi

B.A. Art History 

B.A. Book and Paper Conservation


Papierrestaurierung, Papierestaurator, Paper conservation

Christof Huber

Studio Management

Jan Scheutzow, Papierrestaurierung, Papierestaurator, Paper conservation

Jan Scheutzow


Digital Workflow

For many years, we have been working closely with freelancers and workshops from various conservation/restoration specialties (paintings, wood, textiles, ceramics, metal). This allows us the implementation of high-quality interdisciplinary projects in-house.

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