Curriculum Vitae Gundula Tutt



1988 – 1992:

Formation at Koch & Wieck Conservator-Restorers in Stuttgart (conservation and restoration of paintings and polychromatic sculpture).


1992 - 1996:

Academic studies in conservation of paintings and polychromatic sculpture at the Institut für Technologie der Malerei / Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart.


1996 – 2010:

Freelance work for the conservation and restoration of art and cultural heritage in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria.



Start of research on new methods to preserve and restore historic vehicles, including treatment and reconstruction of their original materials.



Formation of my company OMNIA Restoration in Freiburg/Germany,

start of conservation and restoration work on original paints and coatings, leather and artificial leather, textile materials, wood lacquers and galvanic surfaces on historic vehicles in active use for private and museum collections.


since 2005:

(to date)

Numerous projects, counseling, scientific analysis, documentation and investigation work for vehicle collectors (- mainly cars & motorcycles from the era pre-WWII).


2006 – 2015:

Parallel to these practical projects:

doctoral thesis on „History, development materials and application of motor vehicle painting between 1900 and 1945“ at Institut für Technologie der Malerei / ABK Stuttgart. The doctorate was successfully finished in 2015.


2008 – 2014:

International association work in the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) as Secretary of the Culture Commission.

Development of the „Charter of Turin“ on preservation, restoration and responsible use of historic vehicles together with the FIVA Culture Commission.


since 2011:

(to date)

























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(to date)


                          since 2018 

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since 2019 

(to date)

Continuous  work on historic vehicles projects for German and international collectors (F/GB/USA/I/CH/NL/FL/COL/A/CZE/HU/BEL).

Papers, lectures and seminars, for example given at:

Fachhochschule Köln,

Universität Karlsruhe KIT

Society of Automotive Historians,

Society of Automotive Historians in Britain,

Historic Vehicle Association,

TÜV Rheinland,

World Forum for Motor Museums

The REVS Institute,

Interessengemeinschaft Fahrzeugrestauratoren Schweiz,

Deutsche Anwalt Akademie,

Münchner Arbeitskreis für Strassenfahrzeuge,

- covering  vehicle materials like historic paints and historic working methods, specialized conservation/restoration techniques and the theoretical & practical aspects of the „Charter of Turin“ guidelines.


Founding & board member of IgFS (Interessengemeinschaft Fahrzeugrestauratoren Schweiz), running a professional network,  providing advanced professional training and a unique, state-recognized formationtion of skilled crafts and trades for restorers of historic vehicles in Switzerland.


Continuous teaching in this professional formation, which started in 2015 and has certified the first graduates in January 2018.


Member of the "Parlamentskreis für Automobiles Kulturgut"  at the Deutsche Bundestag & engaged in one of its working groups,


member of the foundation council of the

Institut für automotive Forensik (IfaF) in Frankfurt


"The Car Hub" community






„The Charter of Turin“ (2014),

                 authors: Thomas Kohler, Gundula Tutt ,

                 Mario De Rosa, Alfieri Maserati, Stephan Musfeld, 

                 Mark Gessler, Rainer Hindrischedt



Doctorate on „History, development materials and application of motor vehicle painting between 1900 and 1945“ (2015),

The doctoral thesis was published under the title "Kutschenlack, Asphaltschwarz und Nitroglanz"

by Karren Publishing Münster

and was rewarded the Motorworld Buchpreis 2019



„TÜV Rheinland Handbuch Oldtimer“ (2016),

                 authors: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Brauckmann,

                 Steffen Mißbach, Norbert Schroeder, Udo Schütt,                  Dr. Gundula Tutt


"What is Patina ?" (2018) 

This article is based on a talk given at the 2. HVA "Drive History Conference" in Allentown/PA.


Forthcoming publication (- to be released end of 2019):

"The Routledge Companion to Automobile Heritage, Culture and Preservation",   

edited by Barry L. Stiefel & Jennifer Clark

This comprehensive publication examines the social, cultural, political and economic appreciation of historic vehicles as tangible and intangible history and heritage. The peer reviewed, interdisciplinary work unites 30 authors from 9 countries.