Welcome to the website of Mrs. Sabina Schröter – Restorer, Conservator for Sculptures and Polychrome Wooden Objects & Gilder in Berlin, Germany
Restoration | Gilding | Panel Painting | Wall Panels | Sculptures | Church Ornaments
Altars | Icons | Picture Frames | Furniture | Small Objects | Architectural Gilding

Professional Training and Experience

I am a freelance gilder and restorer for sculptures and polychrome wooden objects in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. I restore and conserve among other things the following objects and works of art:

  • Panel paintings
  • Polychromed ceiling panels, wall panels and sculpture from the 14th to the 19th centuries
  • Church Ornaments
  • Icons
  • Polychrome picture frames and furniture from the 17th to the 20th centuries carved and polychromed small objects.

As a gilder I restore and reconstruct in accordance with examination results and model requirements

  • Picture frames
  • Organ fronts
  • Altars
  • Church paintings and plastic ornamentation
  • Exterior Gilding
  • Interior decoration

In addition I create modern and antique style handcrafted picture frames for paintings and mirror frames from different epochs and I have participated as a gilder in several artistic projects.

I trained as a gilder from 1985- 1988 in two highly regarded Hamburg training establishments. After returning to Berlin I underwent approximately 18 months of practical training in a wellknown private restoration workshop for paintings and polychrome sculptures in Charlottenburg, Berlin. From 1989 until 1991 I acquired an additional 18 months practical experience in the workshop of the Museumverbund Lüchow-Dannenberg.

My clients and past projects include:

  • Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin
  • Stiftung Pressischer Schlösser und Gärten: decoration of the Castles of Bellevue, Charlottenburg, Sanssouci, Caputh, Königs Wüsterhausen, Oranienburg, Rheinsberg, Bildergalerie Potsdam, Mamorpalais Potsdam
  • Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin
  • Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Bundespräsidialamt
  • Bundeskanzleramt
  • Deutscher Bundestag
  • Magdeburger Dom
  • Evangelische Kirche Berlin-Brandenburg
  • Katholische Kirche Berlin
  • Restorers
  • Private Persons

In addition I can provide the following services:

  • Exposure
  • Examinations of polychrome painting
  • Documentations
  • Condition Reports and Damage Assessments