Newsletter July 2012

  1. New Project: wall painting glossary
  2. Call for Papers: Separated – reunited
  3. Online courses in 2012
    - in English
    - in German
  4. New electronic publications for conservators
  5. News of the faculty
    - In the future: Faculty of Architecture, Engineering and Conservation

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) New Project: wall painting glossary
The National Scientific Committee/Working group on conservation and restoration of wall paintings and architectural surfaces of the ICOMOS German national committee is preparing a project proposal for developing a wall painting glossary similar as this one for stone, but with more languages.
The project coordination will be done by the Hornemann Institute of the HAWK (Dr. Angela Weyer). If someone is interested to join the consortium, please, contact us until 1th August at latest! 

2) Call for Papers
International Conference : Separated – reunited! Conservation and Restoration in Central Europe during the time of the iron curtain and today
Hildesheim, 25 to 28 September 2013
International conference in cooperation with ICOMOS and other Partners:

An important role may be given to fundamental considerations on conservation issues, i.e. the investigation of monuments (historical investigation, research into building technology, examinations and analysis by conservators), the specifications of works, the quality of the practical realisation and how to bring monuments into (new) use. Another point of interest would be the understanding and valuing of the conservation and restoration profession in society.
The following topics are planned:
• Overviews of the history of conservation in Central Europe after 1945
• Theoretical basis, method and practice of conservation and restoration
• Case studies
• Present-day perception of conservation and restoration measures
• Conservation and restoration in social and political context
We are particularly looking to include speakers from Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. The talks are to be held in English or German.

Call for paper deadline: 31 August 2012 to  
Further info


3) Online courses in 2012

In English

The Examination of Transparent Coatings on Furniture and Wooden Objects
by Prof. Dr. Maierbacher-Legl, Julia Schultz M.A., Merle Strätling M.A.
24 September to 25 November  2012
This course emphasizes a practical approach to coatings examination, from overall inspection techniques to spot analysis.

Microbic Infestation of Objects of Art and Cultural Heritage
by Prof. Dr. Karin Petersen and Barbara Hentschel M.A.
24 September to 25 November 2012
The focal point of this course is presenting different methods of detecting and analysing microorganisms encountered in objects of cultural heritage.

Conservation of Globes
by Dr. Patricia Engel and Michael Höjlund Rasmussen
End of 2012
The main chapters deal with specific suggestions for conservators concerning concrete practical conservation requests including the preparation of some materials and the techniques of surface cleaning on globes.

In German

Dokumentations-Fotografie (Documentary Photography)
24 September to 25 November 2012
This course will teach the essentials of professional photo-documentation.


4) New electronic publications for conservators


5) News of the Faculty
From October 2012: Hornemann Institute is assigned unchanged to the new Faculty of Architecture, Engineering and Conservation
In the course of the new HAWK Weinberg campus in Hildesheim the Faculty of Preservation of Cultural Heritage on 1 October 2012 merges with the Faculty of Architecture, Engineering and Management and simultaneously more closely integrates with the academic structure of the Faculty of Design. With the concentration of the location and the merger of the faculties of the Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Architecture, Engineering and Management to form the Faculty of Architecture, Engineering and Conservation, the students of both faculties will profit from the opportunity to obtain a broader basis in competence in the areas that overlap between architectural conservation, cultural heritage preservation and restoration. Otherwise, the courses offered for new students and current students will remain the same.
The new organizational restructuring will apply starting from the upcoming winter semester of 2012/2013 so that everything will already be in place by the time the new campus is officially opened in 2014. The Hornemann Institute will furthermore support this process and remain unchanged part of the new faculty.
Further info