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Patrick Dietemann

Senior Researcher
Doerner Institute


Munich, Germany


From egg tempera to oil painting – case studies of Domenico Ghirlandaio and Sandro Botticelli and the chemistry and microstructure of paints

Patrick Dietemann studied chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, where he obtained a PhD in analytical chemistry with his thesis on the aging of natural resin varnishes on paintings. After three years at the Zentrallabor of the Bavarian State Office of Historic Monuments, he joined the Doerner Institut, Munich, in 2007, where he is responsible for the analysis of organic binders. His research interests are the identification of binding media of paintings and their degradation processes, but also includes the identification of organic materials on all kinds of objects of art and cultural heritage.

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