To celebrate its foundation 30 years ago the conservation study program of the HAWK in Hildesheim is organizing an international symposium on "Consolidation and Communication" in January 2018: Consolidation is a central task of conservation, namely to safeguard the aged, weakened material structures by appropriate means and methods. The symposium aims to promote an exchange between the different disciplines of conservation: As a way of inspiring new solutions, current research results based on innovative methods should be presented and discussed in view of their transferability to other kinds of cultural heritage objects.
At the same time, the conference suits the central theme of "Exchange and Movement" of the European Heritage Year 2018 very well, because only the exchange with our neighbours will ensure that we will be able to work out the best possible methods for preserving our European cultural heritage. For this reason, we invited in addition to speakers from Germany also colleagues from England, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Velson Horie (Manchester) will explain in a keynote lecture the term "consolidate" and the problem of its application in the field of the conservation of cultural property. In the poster section, colleagues from Egypt, Germany, Lithuania, Switzerland and the USA will present their results.
Further information and the agenda can be found on our website http://www.hornemann-institut.de/english/Consolidation.php
The conference proceedings, which will be released by Michael Imhof publishing house, will be availabe from beginning of the conference.
Conference and proceedings are supported from the funds of the "Niedersächsisches Vorab".
Consolidation & Communication
Materials and Methods for the Consolidation of Cultural Heritage: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue
International conference of the HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen
When: 25-27 January 2018
Where: Dommuseum Hildesheim, Domhof 18-21, 31134 Hildesheim
Conference languages: German and English