Monat: Oktober 2017

Work is nearly done…


After spending lots of energie in reconstructing the missing part of the Coliseum, work is nearly done. The last act will be to color the raw cork with natural pigments like Luigi Carotti did in his time. Inspired by a walk through the beautiful park of the Lindenau-Museum  I am very optimistic to close the book as it has to be…



Just the Coliseum…

Starting restauration work at the beautiful Lindenau-Museum today. The cork model was made 1845 by Luigi Carotti. Dieter Cöllen wants the audience to look over his sholder and answers questions about his work and the forgotten technique of „Phelloplastik“  Lindenau-Museum

Come over!


See man at work: Dieter Cöllen on tour…

Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg

Foto: Punctum, Bertram Kober

Cork artist Dieter Cöllen will move his studio to the Lindenau Museum, Altenburg, for a week to do restoration work on a cork model of the Coliseum (Luigi Carotti, around 1845). On October 20th, 2017 from 3 pm to 6 pm and October 22th from 10 am to 1 pm. Interested museum visitors have the chance to look over the artits shoulder and learn more about the forgotten art of „phelloplastic“ and the difficulties of cork restoration.



The Mughrabi Gate

The Mughrabi Gate is located on the north side of the Wailing Wall, directly over the Herodian-period gate known as Barclay´s Gate. Over the years the ground level outside Barclay´s Gate rose by many meters above its threshold and was finally walled up in the 10th century. Later in the 12th century a new gate called Bab al-Maghreb was installed at the level of the Temple Mount esplanade. The Gate is open until today and the only entrance to the Temple Mount for non-Muslims.

Here, Dieter Cöllen is going to create a miniature of the gate (scale 1:75) in order to integrate it later into the wall.

Dierter Cöllen, Korkmodell Klagemauer, Mughrabi Gate (3)