The Fragment In the Digital Age. Opportunities and limitations of new conservation-restoration techniques | 07.-08.05.2021

In cooperation with the German National Scientific Committee for Conservation-Restoration of ICOMOS and the Verband der Restauratoren e. V. (Association of Restorers e.V.) Hybrid-Conference, online participation is free of charge.

Date: 07.-08.05.2021


Title: The Fragment In the Digital Age. Opportunities and limitations of new conservation-restoration techniques

Event Type: Conference

Event Category: Other

Organisor: HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen

Place: Hildesheim

Works of art are mostly handed down in fragments. The handling of the fragment, its investigation, preservation and mediation are among the central tasks of conservator-restorers operating in the preservation of cultural monuments, in museums and libraries. The treatment of the fragment has always depended on the respective social context and the taste of contemporary times - this is still true today: between the two poles of complete restoration on one side and the preservation of the fragmentary state on the other, there are the most diverse possibilities of real or virtual reintegration, based on different theoretical principles. The new media offer us even more efficient methods and techniques of virtual supplementation and the mediation of fragmentary works, and these have found great social acceptance. They have undoubtedly changed the way we look at cultural heritage. How can we use them for their best possible preservation and presentation?

We are planning the conference as a hybrid event, i.e. a smaller group is physically on the premises of HAWK, while a larger part is connected online. Lectures can be held on site and can also be transmitted as online contribution. In this way, we hope to increase the number of participants, to increase the reach and at the same time to be able to guarantee compliance with COVID regulations.

The places for the physical presence are fully booked, online participation is free of charge.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Ursula Schädler-Saub, HAWK und Dr. Angela Weyer, Hornemann Institut der HAWK