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Conference BigStuff 2007

From: Restaurierungsberatung Goetz <info>
Date: Friday, August 25, 2006
BigStuff 2007
11-14 September 2007
Bochum and Dortmund

Following the very successful conference, BigStuff 2004, in
Australia, a sequel--BigStuff 2007--will be given in the Ruhr Basin
(Ruhrgebiet), a classic, highly-industrialized coal and steel region
in Germany. The organizer is the German Mining Museum (Deutsche
Bergbau Museum) in Bochum, in partnership with the Westfalian Museum
of Industry (Westfalischen Industriemuseum) in Dortmund.

BigStuff 2007 is supported by:

    Verband der Restauratoren (VDR), Fachgruppe Technisches

    Vereinigung der Landesdenkmalpfleger in der Bundesrepublik
    Deutschland (VdL), Arbeitsgruppe Industriedenkmalpflege

    Deutscher Museumsbund (DMB); Fachgruppe Technikhistorische

    The International Committee for the Conservation of the
    Industrial Heritage (TICCIH) Deutschland

    International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

Big Stuff 2007 will take place 11-14 September 2007 in the German
Mining Museum (Deutsches Bergbau-Museum) in Bochum and the
Westfalian Museum of Industry (Westfalisches Industriemuseum) in
Dortmund. The conference is international in scope; the conference
language will be English.

The conference is aimed at all of those who are involved with the
preservation of large industrial heritage objects.

The BigStuff conference will be devoted to the
"monument-appropriate" preservation and interaction with large
objects and infrastructure of industry and technology. At the same
time, there will be a major focus on difficult conservation
conditions pertaining to industrial objects, in particular those in
"open air sites" (e.g., pit head frames, blast furnaces, etc.).

Moreover, we are interested in a global, interdisciplinary
approach--not only "the best formula" for a surface treatment, but
also the following issues:

    Tailoring our understanding of large projects: action planning
    for large industrial sites

    Site management--on risks and chances

    Repair and conservation: irreconcilable opponents?

    Entrusted to our care: what does it mean?

    Pathways through heritage: necessary and encumbering

    "Restored to working glory"--to work or not to work?

    Conservation of "buried treasure": gathering and preserving
    technical, working knowledge from past generations

    Vocational training on-the-job? the education of interpreters

With a program that includes guest lectures devoted to areas of
specialized expertise, poster presentations, excursions, workshops
and a closing group discussion, BigStuff 2007 should be of interest
to the greatest possible number of participants. In addition,
reports from the different participating countries will provide an
overview of global developments in this field. The international
focus of the conference will be supported by a Scientific Committee
made up of the world's leading experts.

Further information and download from <URL:>


    Dr. Stefan
    Deutsches Bergbau-Museum, Bochum

    Kornelius Goetz
    Verband der Restauratoren, Bonn

    Norbert Tempel
    Westfalisches Industriemuseum, Dortmund

Inquiry address:

    Stefan Brueggerhoff
    Deutsches Bergbau-Museum
    Herner Strasse 45
    44787 Bochum
    Fax: +49 234 968 40 40
    info [at] bigstuff07__net

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