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 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 conservation and restoration projects on historic vehicles, counseling, survey and investigation work in this context (- mainly vehicles from the era pre-WWII)


2006 – 2015:

Parallel to the practical work on historic vehicles:

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 finished in 2015.


2008 – 2014:

International association work in the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciennes (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:

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since 2016

(to date)


since 2018

(to date)

Ongoing practical work on historic vehicles with projects for german and international collectors.


Papers and seminars at SAHB, SAH, HVA, TÜV Rheinland The REVS Institute and others, concerning historic automobile materials, conservation/ restoration techniques and the guidelines of the „Charter of Turin“.


Board member of IgFS (Interessengemeinschaft Fahrzeugrestauratoren Schweiz), running a professional network, advanced training plus an officially recognized formationtion of skilled crafts and trades for restorers of historic vehicles in Switzerland.

Continuous teaching for this formation, which started educating vehicle retorers  in 2015 and has certified the first graduates in January 2018.


Member of the "Parlamentskreis für Automobiles Kulturgut"  at the Deutsche Bundestag


Institut für automotive Forensik (IfaF)

member of the foundation council





„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),

german book release under the title "Kutschenlack, Asphaltschwarz und Nitroglanz"

aut since December 2018,

available at Karren Publishing Münster



„TÜV Rheinland Handbuch Oldtimer“ (2016),

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

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

"What is Patina ?" (2018) 

Article based on a talk given at the 2. HVA "Drive History Conference"