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Head of Conservation

Marcus Jacob

Head of Conservation: Marcus Jacob


Head of Conservation at Basel Historical Museum (HMB) since April 2018. Prior to that nearly twenty years as a conservator-restorer at three museums of international renown, Kunstmuseum Bern, Kunstmuseum Basel, Aargauer Kunsthaus, as well as important private collections. Since autumn 2020 member of the Management Board.

Holder of a Master of Arts BFH in Conservation-Restoration from Bern University of the Arts, Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), and a degree in International Trust Management (Dip.ITM). Qualified chemical technician and assayer, conservator-restorer of the Swiss Association for Conservation and Restoration (SKR) and member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Marcus Jacob is interested in art and culture, and as a half-native of the Engadine, he likes sports and enjoys hiking and skiing.

Publications (selected)

Der Anfang vom Ende einer Kunstsammlung: Veräussern, verschenken, vererben oder stiften, Private Magazin, Nr. 3/2015, May 2015

Pioneers of photography in China and their photographic processes. In: The Late Qing Empire Through the Lens of a Swiss. Shanghai: East China Normal University Press, November 2014, CIP (2014), Nr. 232631, S. 15–21 (on request of the Confucius Institute at the University of Basel and Mr. Peter Herzog), November 2014

Sorgfaltspflichten beim Ankauf von Kunstwerken, Private Magazin, Nr. 6/2012, November 2012

Bildnis eines Mannes mit rotem Barett von Hans Holbein dem Jüngeren: Technologische Untersuchung und Konservierung, Restauro, Nr. 3/2005, April 2005

Daguerreotypien: Glaskorrosion, Rundbrief Fotografie, Vol. 4, Nr. 1/1997, March 1997


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