references: conservation - restoration - reconstruction - replicas

Rainer Geschke - Conservator / Restorer


own pottery workshop, making wood fired stoneware in a two-chambered downdraft kiln. Construction of several wood firing kilns, national and international ceramic art exhibitions.


Shutdown of workshop, removal to England to study 'The Conservation and Restoration of Ceramics and Related Materials' at West Dean College, Chichester.

since 2001

member of UKIC (United Kingdom Institute for the Conservation and Restoration of Historic and Artistic Works), 2005 restructured and renamed to ICON, The Institute of Conservation.


Post Graduate Diploma, Pass with Distinction.


full time employment at Sarah Baker Restoration in London as a restorer for ceramics, glass and related materials. Contracts with reputable London auction houses and antique dealers such as Christies, Sotheby's, Bonham, Marchant, Jonathan Horne, Errol Manners, McPherson etc.


Full time employment at The British Museum in the position of a Conservator and (from 2005) Senior Conservator of Ceramics and Glass.


Return to Germany. Establishing own workshop for Conservation/ Restoration of Ceramics, Glass and related Materials.

Contract work for private clients and the public sector such as

Antikenmuseum im Schnoor/ Bremen,
Städtisches Museum/ Braunschweig,
Museum Schloss Fasanerie/ Fulda,
Kulturhistorische Museum Magdeburg,
Stadtmuseum Oldenburg,
Vorderasiatisches Museum/ Berlin,
Museum für Islamische Kunst/ Berlin,
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah/ United Arab Emirates,
Louvre, Paris/ France,
Antikensammlung im Alten Museum in Berlin,
Museum für Kommunikation/ Berlin,
Bröhan-Museum/ Berlin,
Ostfriesische Landesmuseum Emden,
Ostpreußische Landesmuseum Lüneburg,
Mitte Museum Berlin,
Al Ain Museum, Al Ain/ Abu Dhabi,
Delma Museum, Delma/ Abu Dhabi,
Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin,
Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin,
Keramik-Museum Berlin,
Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin,
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Albertinum, Dresden
Mauermuseum, Berlin
Große Kunstschau Worpswede,
Bahlsen Firmenarchiv, Hannover,
Pankow Museum, Berlin,
Jagdschloss Stern, Potsdam

Making ceramic art pottery using ancient firing techniques → see here

Occasional teaching at the HTW Berlin (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft), in conservation and restoration.


Geschke R.: Keramikrestaurierung. Theorie und Praxis der Konservierung und Restaurierung von Porzellan, Steinzeug, Steingut und Irdenware, Berlin 2019

Fletcher P.G., Freestone I., Geschke R.: Analysis and conservation of a weeping glass scarab. In: Technical Research Bulletin Vol. 2, pp. 45 – 48. The British Museum Press, London 2008

Geschke R.: Ceramic Gap-Fills for Ceramic Restoration. In: S. Watts ed.: The Conservator No. 28, pp. 74 - 83 UKIC, London 2004

Geschke R, Weiss, G.: Rainer Geschke: Fotokeramik im Holzbrand. In: Neue Keramik 6/98, S. pp. 356 – 357. Berlin 1998