Professor for the Conservation of Wooden Artefacts and Modern Materials at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne. Previously: Conservator at the Art and Exhibition Hall, Bonn; Conservator at the Conservation Centre Düsseldorf; Conservator at the Museum for Applied Art Cologne. She obtained her degree at the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg majoring in Heritage Preservation, with minor studies in Folklore and Building History. Her Ph.D. thesis was entitled “Synthetic Materials in Art: research from the conservation point of view”. Her Master’s thesis in Heritage Preservation was “Technical and Industrial Monuments – Definition, History and Preser- vation” and her degree from the University of Applied Sciences Cologne, was on Conservation specialising in Wooden Artefacts and she wrote a thesis entitled: ”History of Furniture Coatings in the 20th Century – especially the Coatings of the Bauhaus-Time”.