Research, teaching & network


We provide advice according to the current state of the art. We would like to show in all facets of an object, what is in it, which treasures are perhaps still hidden and what significance they have. We are committed to art consulting and every single one of our appraisals. Our knowledge must therefore always be up-to-date – and we are constantly extending this knowledge.

Continuing training of the staff of the office (selection)

International Colloquia of the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (CVMA)


2018, July 2 to 7, Antwerp, Belgium

2016, July 04 to 08, Troyes, France

2014, 07 to 11 July, York, United Kingdom

2012, 10 to 14 September, Vienna, Austria

2010, 05 to 09 July, St. Petersburg, Russia

2008, June 30 to July 04, Zurich, Switzerland

2006, July 03 to 07, Tours, France

2000, 12 to 17 July, Bristol, United Kingdom 



International Technical Colloquia ICOMOS/Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (CVMA)


2017, September 3 to 6, Cambridge, United Kingdom 

2015, July 8 to 10, Paris, France

2013, 07 to 12 October, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011, 26 to 28 September, Lisbon, Portugal

2009, June 1 to 3, New York, USA

2007, June 14 to 16, Namur, Belgium 



Annual conference of the working group for the inventory and care of ecclesiastical art objects in the German (arch-) dioceses


2011, 10 and 11 November, Freiburg

2010, 18 and 19 November, Freising 

2009, 12 and 13 November, Limburg 



25th Cologne Dialogue on Architecture and Monument Conservation "The Window in Historic Monuments: Value - Care - Repair - Refurbishment" in Cologne on 13 November 2017


Workshop discussion " Synthetic resin windows" in the Church of Christ's Resurrection in Cologne-Lindenthal on 22 April 2016, LVR Amt für Denkmalpflege im Rheinland, Pulheim


Final colloquium "Possibilities of climate stabilization for stained glass damaged by anthropogenic environmental influences in the example of St. Sebald in Nuremberg", DBU research project on March 3, 2016 in Nuremberg


The Ecclesiological Society, "Looking at stained glass" on 3 October 2015, London, United Kingdom


Colloquium Girona "El valor històric del vitrall i els seus problemes de conservació", 17 October 2014, Girona, Spain 


5th Erfurt Study Day of the Conservation and Restoration course of study at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt. 14 November 2014, Erfurt 


Dombauhütte: Presentation of research results on the consolidation of cracked glass with the innovative consolidation material "A18". 17 July 2014, Cologne

11th conference Dialog Handwerk und Denkmalpflege, topic "Glazing in historical buildings". 13 May 2014, Probstei Johannesberg, Fulda 


Workshop "Fundamentals of Conservation Measures", 7 to 10 February 2014, University of York, Great Britain 


Conference of the diocesan Building Offices of Austria with the diocesan curators, 2-4 October 2013, Linz, Austria 


Constglass International Conference: "Conservation Material for Stained Glass Windows". 27 to 28 May 2010, Vitromusée Romont, Switzerland


Workshop meeting with the engineers of Glass Production and attendance of the production facility of Glashütte Schott. 11 and 12 January 2010, green plan


Symposium Glass & Denkmalpflege of the Bavarian Landesamt für Denkmalpflege and the Glassworks Lamberts, Waldsassen. 23 and 24 April 2009, Waldsassen


University of York: MA in Stained Glass Conservation


We are therefore also engaged in research and at universities, where we have developed and implemented a degree course in "Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management" at York University, for example. Dr. Rauch is a permanent 'visiting tutor' there and has both designed the course and established the training workshop.


 You can find out more about the degree course here.


Universität York – Lehrwerkstatt
Studierende des Studiengangs „Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management“

University of York. Training Workshop.

Research & Volunteering


Invaluable is also our exchange with other professionals in the field. Dr. Rauch is member of all relevant scientific associations and holds honorary functions there.


He is President of the "International Scientific Committee for the Conservation of Stained Glass" of ICOMOS, a non-governmental advisory organisation to UNESCO, which is committed to the conservation of monuments, ensembles and cultural landscapes.


 And he is also President of the National Committee of CVMA Deutschland, which has set itself the goal of scientifically cataloguing the entire collection of medieval stained glass. 


Focused knowledge for your object


This ensures that we have state-of-the-art knowledge and can advise you at any time according to the latest knowledge and technology. We combine basic training with years of professional experience and the above-mentioned commitments in the fields of science, research and networking.