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


1996 – 2010:

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



Start of research on new methods to conserve and restore historic vehicles including the preservation 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, survey and investigation work in this context (- mainly vehicles 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)


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, 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 formation of skilled crafts and trades for restorers of historic vehicles in Switzerland.


Continuous teaching in this 2-year professional formation, which started in 2015 and has certified the first graduates in January 2018 ( - this program received the FIVA Culture Award 2019 )


since 2016

(to date)


Member of the "Parlamentskreis Automobiles Kulturgut"  at the Deutsche Bundestag & active in one of its working groups.

since 2018 

(to date)


Member of the foundation council at
Institut für Automotive Forensik (IfaF) in Frankfurt.

since 2019

(to date)

The Car Hub” community & foundation,

member of the steering committee.







The Carter of Turin” (2014)

                 authors: Thomas Kohler, Gundula Tutt ,

                 Mario De Rosa, Alfieri Maserati, Stephan Musfeld, 

                 Mark Gessler, Rainer Hindrischedt


TÜV Rheinland Handbuch Oldtimer” (2016)

authors: Jürgen Brauckmann, Steffen Mißbach, Norbert Schroeder, including the chapter on the professional glossary for historic vehicles by guest author Dr. Gundula Tutt


The Carter of Turin, Glossary” (2016)

authors: Mario De Rosa, Keith Gibbons, Natasa Jerina Grom, Roberto Loi, Rainer Hindrischedt, Jochen Thoma, Dr. Gundula Tutt



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

The thesis was published 2018  the title

"Kutschenlack, Asphaltschwarz und Nitroglanz"

by Karren Publishing Münster

the book was rewarded the Motorworld Buchpreis in 2019

the same year it also received a Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Award of Distinction from the Society of Automotive Historians (SAH)


What is Patina?” - based on a talk given at  

HVA's Second Drive History Conference (2018)

published by ABTEM (Association of British Technical and Engineering Museums)



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

"The Routledge Companion to Automobile Heritage, Culture and Preservation

edited by Barry L. Stiefel and 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 nine countries.