It is not certain that the case can survive for long in its present condition. All the sculptures have decayed and parts are missing. The polychrome and gilding are in an alarming state. Everything is covered in a thick layer of dust. The sculpted and gilded sheaths which surround the large pipes are decaying and buckled. Furthermore the case is full of old electric cables which represent a real danger. As far as possible restoration is concerned an international collaboration should be considered. The rehabilitation of the instrument could take place in three stages:
The church of St. Martin in Halberstadt could be thus become a centre of research on organ music from the beginning of the Baroque, forming a pendant to the John-Cage-Organ-Project which is taking place in the St. Burchardi-Church in Halberstadt over a time span of more than six centuries.
All the above named work is target of the society for promotion “Organum Gruningense Redivivum”.