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Glossary of conservation terms of wall painting and architectonic surfaces

From: Angela Weyer <weyer<-at->
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
New Project

Illustrated Glossary for Conservation Terms of Wall Painting and
Architectonic Surfaces

The mobility of conservation specialists in Europe and the tenders
of contracts on the European level are increasing at the same speed
as the public's interest in their cultural heritage and the
preservation measures shown e.g. at the European Heritage Days.  But
communication is still difficult because the conservation
terminology is not yet standardised in Europe and the dissemination
to the general population not sufficient.

As a result, this consortium of seven institutions from seven
different European countries with different languages--supported by
associated partners and external experts und with another four
European languages--intends to develop a richly illustrated
glossary, including informative photos and sketches: concise texts
and demonstrative illustrations are designed to help readers quickly
grasp and understand each term, even across language barriers.  In
the end, the glossary will be available to the general public as an
inexpensive, not-for-profit print publication and as a free download
on the internet.

The project specialises in wall paintings and architectonic surfaces
because this terminology is of great significance for the most part
of our heritage, i.e. historic buildings, their surfaces and
decorations: a completely different sector compared with museums and
collections.  The main activities during the 24-months duration will
be to clarify the terminology of the conservation of wall paintings
and architectonic surfaces amongst leading European conservation and
restoration specialists to get an excellent translation of the
terminology in eight, maybe up to twelve European languages done by
the conservation professionals themselves, to illustrate the
terminology and--at least--to communicate this information to the
general public, the building trades and the scientific community.

The project will be organised in the frame of Culture Programme
2007-2013, Strand 1-2-1: Co-operation measures.  Its duration will
be: October 2013 - September 2015


    DE      Hornemann Institute of the University of Applied
            Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/Holzminden/Gottingen


    ES      Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Dr. Pilar Roig

    FR      Centre Interdisciplinaire de Conservation et
            Restauration du Patrimoine, Marseille, France (Dr.
            Jean-Marc Vallet)

    HR      Croatian Conservation Institute, Zagreb (Dr. Ivan Srsa)

    MT      University of Malta (Prof. Dr. Joann Cassar)

    RO      University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca (Theo Muresan)

    TR      Karabuk Universitesi (KBU) (Oya Onalan, Prof. Dr. Aysun

Associated Partners

    BG      Association of Conservator-Restorers in Bulgaria (ACB),
            Sofia (Stefan Belishki)

    DE      Landesamt fur Denkmalpflege im Regierungsprasidium
            Stuttgart (Dr. Dipl.-Rest. Dorthe Jakobs)

    DE      Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Stuttgart (Stuttgart State
            Academy of Fine Arts), Prof. Dipl.-Rest. Roland Lenz

    DT      National Museum of Denmark (Dr. Isabelle Brajer)

    IT      Opificio delle Pietre Dure e Laboratori di Restauro
            della Fortezza da Basso di Firenze, Italy (Dr. Cecilia

Involved experts

    RO      Dr. Marta Guttmann

    P       Ewa Swiecka

The dissemination of the project findings will be supported by

    UK - IIC (International Institute for Conservation of Historic
    and Artistic Work), London

    ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites)
    International Scientific Committee on Mural Painting
    Conservation and ICOMOS German national committee), Berlin

    ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation
    and Restoration of Cultural Property), Rome

    WTA (International Association for Science and Technology of
    Building Maintenance and the Preservation of Monuments), Munich

    E.C.C.O. European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers'

Dr. Angela Weyer
Director of the Hornemann Institute
University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Hildesheim/Holzminden/Gottingen Hornemann Institute
Kardinal-Bertram-Strasse 36
31134 Hildesheim
+49 5121 408179
Fax: +49 5121 408185

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Received on Wednesday, 3 April, 2013

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