Hubert square piano

© Germanisches Nationalmuseum

High-energy computed tomography

Technical challenge

Scan and map a wide variety of materials. Clarify details of manufacture and construction.


Assess the conservation condition of the object. 

Examine and assess the repairs and modifications to the object.

The historic instrument was built in 1787 by Gottlob Christian Hubert in his workshop in Ansbach, central Franconia, for local Margrave Karl Alexander – presumably as a gift for the latter’s future wife.

The high-resolution three-dimensional images allow experts to examine and evaluate the valuable piano in greater depth, at any time and from any location. 

© Fraunhofer IIS
© Fraunhofer IIS
© Fraunhofer IIS
© Fraunhofer IIS