Newsletter March 2013

  1. EwaGlos: Development of an European Illustrated Glossary for Conservation Terms
  2. International Conference with ICOMOS in September 2013: Divided – united!
  3. New Book: Weltkulturerbe Konstantinbasilika Trier
  4. Online courses in 2013
  5. New electronic publications for conservators
  6. New image brochure



Dear newsletter recipients,

in this Newsletter, we would like to put a special focus on new projects and the development of the Institute and its faculty.

1) EwaGlos: New EU-Project of the Hornemann Institute

Development of an European Illustrated Glossary for Conservation Terms of Wall Painting and Architectonic Surfaces
A 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.
The project will be organised in the frame of CULTURE PROGRAMME 2007-2013, Strand 1.2.1: Co-operation measures.
Duration: October 2013 - September 2015
The project coordination will be done by the Hornemann Institute of the HAWK (Dr. Angela Weyer).
Further information

2) International Conference with ICOMOS in September 2013: Divided – united!

Preservation of monuments and sites in Central Europe at the Time of the Iron Curtain and Today
Venue: HAWK, Hildesheim, Hohnsen 1, Aula
Time: 25 to 28 September 2013
International conference of the HAWK in cooperation with ICOMOS and other Partners:

The Conference focuses on the latest and often neglected chapter in the history of European conservation: the time after 1945 on both sides of the iron curtain. The conference papers will demonstrate the significance of this period for today’s heritage assets and for our understanding of history. The identity-giving role of monuments for specific groups of the population, religions and countries as well as the ideological misuse of monuments, shall be an area under discussion.
Further information


3) Recently published book: Weltkulturerbe Konstantinbasilika Trier

Wandmalereien in freier Bewitterung als konservatorische Herausforderung
(World Cultural Heritage Konstantinbasilika Trier. Wall paintings exposed to outdoor weathering, a conservation challenge)

This is the recently published publication of the international conference of ICOMOS in cooperation with the HAWK and the Hornemann Institute and other partners, Trier, from 7 April 2011 to 9 April 2011 in Trier.
Content of the book and the abstracts of the papers

4) Online Courses in 2013

8 April to 9 June 2013

  • Restoration Theories and Methods from 1945 to the present day
  • Conservation of Globes
  • Erhaltung von Wachsmoulagen (Conservation of Wax Moulages)
  • Schädigung von Kulturgut durch Salze (Damage to Cultural Heritage from Salt)
  • Grundlagen der Holzkunde. Eigenschaften – Verwendung – Schäden – Untersuchungsmethoden, erläutert am Beispiel von Eichenholz
    (Basic wood science Features - use - damage - examination methods explained by the example of oak)

23 September to 24 November 2013

  • Conservation of Globes
  • Microbial Infestation of Objects of Art and Cultural Heritage
  • The Examination of Transparent Coatings on Furniture and Wooden Objects
  • Dokumentations-Fotografie (Documentary Photography)

Further information


5) New electronic full text publications for conservators

Academic thesis

Final reports of projects funded through the KUR Programme

(KUR – Programme for the Conservation of Moveable Cultural Assets)

Final reports of projects funded by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU


6) New image brochure

In October 2012 the Institute published an image brochure that can be downloaded free of charge here (2,38 MB). Written copies we will send you free of charge on request.