We would like to introduce you to Thomas Dempwolf, Auctionata expert in Metalwork and Sculptures (17th century – Present) as well as Modern Materials of Contemporary Art.
Thomas Dempwolf gained a solid education in historical and modern metalworking techniques before studying conservation sciences and qualifying as a graduate restorer of modern materials. He then applied his knowledge of both handcraft and science to the conservation of cultural heritage.
Thomas Dempwolf is a qualified freelance restorer based in Berlin, and assistant lecturer at the Technische Universität in Berlin. As a restorer, his main focus is on materials, manufacturing methods and the condition of objects.
In the course of his work, he has gathered a wealth of experience in various cultural treasures, from baroque silver and gold to contemporary pieces crafted from metal and modern materials.
His day-to-day activities are to provide expertise and advice to art collectors and insurance companies, alongside practical conservation and restoration. Another focus of his work that always proves exciting and challenging is advising fine artists. He has thus developed deep insight into the production methods and materiality of contemporary art.
His broad field of professional interest has led to extensive networking with fellow experts. Thomas Dempwolf is a member of the International Institute for Conservation (IIC), the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA), the Metal Working Group of the ICOM, and the Deutscher Verband der Restauratoren (VDR German Association of Restorers).
Thomas Dempwolf lives and works in Berlin.