Scientific Heritage FundFurther Projects

Restoration of the Baroque garden

The former monastery garden of the Heidelberg Jesuit College bordered by the English Studies Department and the Romance Languages Department provides optimal conditions for varied use by students, teaching staff and researchers. Thanks to the restructuring of the Baroque garden, which originated in the 18th century, a communicative space has been created, allowing students to study in a quiet environment in the heart of Heidelberg’s old town.

Baroque garden bordered by the English Studies Department and the Romance Languages Department

Measures accomplished:

  • WLAN equipment
  • New seating
  • Lawns remediated | New hedges
  • Pathways and bike racks replaced
  • Sandstone wall and fountain restored
  • Steps and stonework repaired

Our special thanks goes to our Honorary Senator, Prof. Dr Dietrich Götze, who helped realise this project.

Renovation project: impressions before, during and after

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Restoration of the anatomy collection

The anatomy collection of the Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology in Neuenheimer Feld offers valuable insights into medical history. The collection, which dates back to the 19th century includes 630 human specimens, 200 historical models and numerous lithographs. These exhibits must be professionally restored, documented and preserved in order to make them available for future generations. Since the treasures are scattered throughout several rooms, it is intended to combine them in one single location.

What has been accomplished so far?

Thanks to a major donation we have already begun with the restoration of the exhibits, acquired display cases, and furnished the exhibition spaces with UV protection. We thus initiated the important process of making the anatomy collection accessible to the public, safeguarding it for future generations, and developing it for research.

Prof. Dr. Joachim Kirsch, Executive Director Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology