First paper published: Novgorod

Our first paper (peer reviewed and Open Access) was just published: Makhortykh, S., Mödlinger, M., Utz, J. (2023). The 12th century Magdeburg bronze doors in Novgorod: an overview of Russian research. In: Kunstgeschichte. Open Peer Reviewed Journal, 2023: 605. (urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-kuge-605-0). Due to obvious reasons we could not document the bronze doors in Novgorod so instead we focused on the … More First paper published: Novgorod

…news for 2023

In 2023 we will complete the field documentation of the bronze doors: in May we plan to document the Gniezno doors and in June we will study the doors of San Paolo fuori le Mura and the Battistero Lateranense in Rome. Unfortunately, under the present circumstances, we do not see any possibility of studying the … More …news for 2023


In Dicember we visited again Hildesheim, this time for XRF-analyses only. About 500 non-invasive analyses were carried out: not only the front side, but especially the back side of the door was analysed in a raster with measurement points every 20×20 cm, in order to obtain further information about the casting technology applied.

Montecassino, Casauria, Benevento e Sepino

In November 2022, we have been documenting the bronze doors from Casauria, Montecassino and – again, this time for XRF-analyses only – Benevento and the three lion head door pullers from Sepino. Many panels of the doors from Casauria unfortunately are lost today, or stored in other museums. They were substituted on-site with painted, wooden … More Montecassino, Casauria, Benevento e Sepino

Amalfi coast

The last two weeks of March 2022 were dedicated to the documentation of the four bronze doors of the Amalfi coast: Amalfi, Atrani, Ravello and Salerno. While the door from Ravello was made by Barisano di Trani, the other three derive are of byzantine origin. Unfortunately, none of the doors still has the original wooden … More Amalfi coast