Art Restoration Laboratory established in Mongolia


As part of the government grant of the Cultural Heritage Preservation programme of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the “Uv Erdene”,  Cultural Heritage Grants programme of MCS Group and the Arts Council of Mongolia, the first ever “Arts Restoration Laboratory” of Mongolia has been successfully established at the National Art Gallery.

The German Federal Foreign Office provided 100,000 EUR in aid, whereas the “Uv Erdene” Cultural Heritage Grants programme provided financial support for developing the interior design and the construction work for the new laboratory.

The new laboratory is fully equipped with state-of-the-art tools, equipment, furniture and materials that meet international standards, enabling the laboratory to restore 300 artworks depicting Mongolian history, society, everyday life and natural themes.

In addition, to address the key factor of improving the capacity of human resources to sustain the operation of this laboratory, Ms Susanne Erhards has conducted the first stage of specialized training for two restorers, thus enabling the restorations of the paintings that meet the international standards.