*) Das Projekt
Naumburg on the Saale is the site of one of the most important buildings of the early German Gothic period: Naumburg Cathedral. The western choir with its founder statues and the rood screen which served to separate the choir from the nave is world famous. But where did the 13th century Naumburg Master who created the fascinating stone sculptures come from? How was the building and the art work it contains financed? And what do visitors to the Cathedral today find most interesting? The eleven young researchers organized in the Naumburg Research Group are trying to find out more about the origin and function of the Naumburg western choir and what it signified in those days long ago.
The founder figure Reglindis is used as an emblem by the eleven members of the Naumburg Research Group. The young researchers organized in the group are drawn from no less than six different disciplines: Art technology and conservation sciences, natural sciences, building history and building archaeology, art history, medieval history / regional history, as well as economic geography and tourism research. All for one and one for all, they are joined in investigating the secrets of Naumburg Cathedral.