International Symposium Theory and Practice in Conservation of Modern Art

Date: 13-14 January 2009
Place: Hildesheim (Germany), Goschentor 1
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttigen
Time: 09:45 to 17:00

Conference language: English
Admission: Free

The symposium focused on the question: On what theoretical basis can we rely for the conservation and preservation of modern and contemporary art? To what extent the "classic" conservation theories of the past century are still valid and can they adapt and evolve? Or should the concepts, principles and criteria of preservation for this new art concept be defined very differently?

Internationally renowned specialists were invited:

  • Isabelle Brajer, National Museum of Denmark
  • Salvador Munoz Vinas, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
  • Iwona Szmelter, Kunstakademie in Warschau
  • Francesca Valentini, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Roma / Associazione Amici di Cesare Brandi
  • Cornelia Weyer, Restaurierungszentrum Düsseldorf

From the Faculty Preservation of Cultural Heritage:

  • Andreas Kühne
  • Ursula Schädler-Saub
  • Michael von der Goltz

For the presentation of his Experimental Films from the Sixties the Artist Michael Langer was present, too.

The symposium is open to all interested professionals.

Programme (pdf-document)

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Guidepost

Coming by train you can reach the conference building Goschentor 1 directly from the main station with bus no. 2 or 3 or you can leave the train at "Hildesheim Ost" station (walking distance to the HAWK).
Route Map to Hildesheim
Location at Hildesheim
Location of the conference building: Goschentor 1 (= A)

"Anti-Objekt", made in teamwork by Lothar Fischer, Helmut Rieger and Helmut Sturm (Munich art group „Geflecht“), 1965, collection Niggl in Feldafing

"Anti-Objekt", Detail with peeling off coating; made in teamwork by Lothar Fischer, Helmut Rieger und Helmut Sturm (Munich art group „Geflecht“), 1965, collection Niggl in Feldafing"Anti-Objekt", Signature; made in teamwork by Lothar Fischer, Helmut Rieger and Helmut Sturm (Munich art group „Geflecht“), 1965, collection Niggl in Feldafing