Newsletter October 2002


  1. "denkmal 2002"
  2. Degree Dissertations on Internet
  3. Videofilm "Caring for old books"
  4. European Cultural Heritage Network


Dear newsletter recipients,

this autumn, the Hornemann Institute will again put a special focus on knowledge transfer in the field of cultural heritage preservation, as well as on informing the general public. We will be happy to present our new projects and results during this year's "denkmal 2002", the European fair for the Preservation of Historical Monuments and Urban Renewal in Leipzig.

1. "denkmal 2002" Europäische Messe für Denkmalpflege und Stadterneuerung
At our stand, you can take a look at the initial chapters of our Internet-based distance learning modules on the topics of "Mikrobieller Befall von Kunst- und Kulturgut" and "Schaedigung von Kulturgut durch Salze" (in German). Inform yourself about the large variety of research options in our online-database hericare and about the purposes of the corresponding software. Discuss the potential and the perspectives of this project with us. We are looking forward to your visit. From 30 Oct to 2 Nov 2002, you will find us at the Leipzig fair in Hall 2, in the Info-Forum, at our stand IF 14.
Further information on the European fair for the Preservation of Historical Monuments and Urban Renewal is available at:

2. Degree Dissertations on Internet
Currently, 130 abstracts of degree dissertations from various specialties in conservation-restoration are available on our homepage. A new search function enhances precision searching.
Furthermore, the complete degree dissertation by Ms. Sophie Haake, "A Contribution to Conservation History: Historic Materials Used in the Conservation-Restoration of Antiquities, as Found in Selected Marble Sculptures from the Antiquities Collection, National Museums in Berlin, Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz)" is now available for download.


3. Video "Vom Umgang mit alten Büchern" ("Caring for Old Books")
We are very happy about the notable interest in our most recent video, "Vom Umgang mit alten Büchern" ("Caring for Old Books" - in German). This video, published in August this year, has mainly been ordered by libraries and archives throughout Europe for the purpose of informing both library users and employees. The video calls attention to the conflict between the use of the books and their preservation. Mishandling, climate fluctuations and many other causes can damage the volumes. The film demonstrates the correct way of handling old books and the technique of their preservation.

4. European Cultural Heritage Network
In order to enhance international exchange in the field of cultural heritage preservation, the Hornemann Institute has engaged in a cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Cologne. In the framework of the "European Cultural Heritage Network" (Echn), we would like to offer you a continuously growing collection of scientific reports from a large variety of specialties in conservation-restoration. Thus, we also give specialists an opportunity to present their research and its results to an international public in an easy and fast way.
For further information on this subject, please cf.

Best regards,
the team of the Hornemann Institute