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Conference on preventive conservation

From: Angela Weyer <weyer>
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2006
Perspectives in Preventive Conservation and Preservation
ICOMOS conference
UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in Germany
23-25 November 2006

This conference will take up the current problems in the
preservation of national monuments facing UNESCO world heritage
sites in Germany, focusing in preventive conservation.

Preventive conservation is more complicated in the domain of
conservation of national monuments than in the case of museums. The
conservation of national monuments not only investigates and deals
with the sources of material degradation, e.g. unfavorable climatic
conditions, the influence of light and microorganic infestation, but
has to seek solutions for other sort of problem, such as the legal
protection of UNESCO world heritage sites and the loopholes therein,
the quality of and the potential risk to the protection of the
surrounding areas of cultural sites or the consideration of
potential risks inherent in applications for inclusion in the list
of world heritage.

The ICOMOS conference is held in cooperation with the Dioceses of
Hildesheim, the Lutheran Protestant Church and the HAWK University
for Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/Holzminden/Gottingen.

The conference language is German.

The HAWK Hornemann Institute is the convention office and will be
responsible for applications. Further information see


Dr. Angela Weyer
University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Faculty of Conservation
Hornemann Institute
Kardinal-Bertram-Strasse 36
D - 31134 Hildesheim
+49 5121 408179
Fax: +49 5121 408185

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