Postgraduate training is an important investment - Imagine learning from specialists in your field while sitting at home

Online Courses for Further Education and Training

The Institute's online courses differ from the usual e-learning at universities because they are used in teaching and further education and are constantly updated.

  • The courses convey basic knowledge.
  • They are illustrated with hundreds of pictures, diagrams, etc., so that you can comprehend the learning content more easily.
  • With multimedia components and checkpoints, our courses are designed for supervised self-study.
  • After each chapter, there are various checkpoints which use to check your learning progress yourself.
  • Glossaries, literature references and the integration of existing internet resources complement your learning materials.

Due to staff shortages, we can only offer one course in the summer semester: "Mould and Records", written and supervised by Friederike Johanna Nithack M.A.

We Are Personally Available for You

Our courses are designed so you can complete them independently. We support you in organisational and technical matters, are available for you by phone, e-mail or via the learning environment.

With Hannah Emmerich as your direct contact, you have an academic restorer specialised on wooden objects and furniture. She will also answer your questions about the content of the course materials, in individual cases also in collaboration with our authors. For some courses we also offer the chance to consult the authors online.

Our technical support will be managed by the restorer Barbara Hentschel, now part of the HAWK e-learning team. She will support you with technical questions about the learning platform.

Please contact Nina Niemeyer-Thömel directly if you have any questions about invoices, payment and course certificates.



People all over the world are now using it to educate themselves. The VDR (the German Association of Restorers) has integrated the courses into its continuing education programme.


After successful completion you will receive a qualified certificate. We send the certificates in PDF format by e-mail. You can of course also receive a printed certificate. In that case, you must provide us with an address for sending the certificate.

Some courses can be credited towards the restoration studies at the HAWK in Hildesheim.