Rathgen Reserarch Laboratory
The Rathgen Research Laboratory was founded in 1975 as an institution of the state museums in Berlin. Its task is to contribute towards the preservation, care and research of objects in the state museums by applying scientific methods. Technical methods are used here to determine the age, origin and production techniques of works of art. In addition new conservation methods are researched for objects exposed to the hazards of air pollution or extreme climatic conditions.