Several members of staff at the Department of Prehistory are responsible for preserving and reconstructing irreplaceable objects
from the past.
One main area of focus is the restoration of objects from archaeological excavations. This includes ceramics from the Hallstatt
burial site, the settlement and shrines at Roseldorf, several sites in Brunn am Gebirge and ivory finds from the hunter-and-gatherer
campsite at Grub/Kranawetberg. Particularly difficult objects found during the excavations carried out by the Department of
Prehistory are recovered in person by staff from the restoration workshop.
The duties of the restorers also include looking after objects on display in the permanent exhibition and the renowned temporary
exhibitions shown at the Natural History Museum. They also look after items loaned by the Natural History Museum to other
museums or exhibitions.