Wolfgang Baatz, Chairman
Wolfgang Baatz is Professor Emeritus at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. After a Master´s degree in conservation in 1978, he worked for 16 years as a freelance conservator, mainly on mural paintings. From 1985 he studied chemistry at the Technical University Vienna, finishing with another Master´s degree (Graded Engineer). In 1994 he was appointed Full Professor for Conservation-Restoration and started to build up the Institute for Conservation-Restoration of which he was head until 2022 when he retired.
Wolfgang was one of the three founders of ENCoRE (1998) and is Chairman since 2010. Numerous research activities, mainly in the course of teaching conservation practice; consultancy for some important projects: conservation works at the Palais Epstein Vienna, condition assessment of the Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Klimt, supervising the condition assessment prior to the conservation works at the Austrian Parliament building.
From 2018 to 2022 was leading a project dealing with the oral history of conservation in Austria. Since 2021 he takes part in the Erasmus+ Blueprint project CHARTER where he is leader of the work package for training and education.