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UNESCO-World Heritage site Reichenau – The wall paintings at the church St. Georg

Europe: Remembrance and New Starts Landesamt für Denkmaplpflege im Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart und Materailprüfungsanstalt Universität Stuttgart

Interdisciplinarity as a key to a sustainable preservation of monuments

St. Georg is one of the three Romanesque churches on the island of Reichenau at Lake Constance, Germany, built between the 9th and 11th century. UNESCO inscribed the monastic island of Reichenau in the World Heritage List in 2000. St. Georg has meticulously restored wall paintings which are exposed to a very humid indoor environment.

In co-operation with the State Office for Monument Conservation Baden Württemberg, the Materials Testing Institute University Stuttgart (MPA) initiated a national research project funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU). The Project aimed to identify anthropogenic risks and preventive mitigation measures to improve the environmental stress. The project results will be presented at a symposium at the University of Stuttgart.