International Conference by the HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Faculty of Architecture, Engineering and Conservation and the Hornemann Institute)
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.)
In many cases, works of art have only been handed down to us in fragmentary form. Dealing with the fragment is therefore one of the main tasks of museums and monument preservation. Based on various theoretical principles, there exists a broad spectrum of restorative possibilities - both real and virtual - between the two poles of complete restoration and simple maintenance of the fragmentary condition.
This conference aims to place the focus for the first time on the ethical questions: What do the new digital possibilities mean for the conservation, restoration, and communication of the historical fragment? Without a doubt, the new media encourage communication between professionals and the public and in doing so, offer great opportunities for a broader understanding and a sustainable preservation of our cultural heritage.
How can digital technology increase the acceptance of a fragmentary original object? Where are the boundaries between the original and a digital version and what risks are associated with this issue?
Professionals from eight countries will offer answers to these questions from the perspectives of conservation-restoration, art history, architecture, archaeology, computer science, and cognitive psychology. The case studies encompass more than 3000 years of cultural history and arise from very different contexts. A workshop and a tutorial will provide opportunities for hands-on experience. Participants will also be able to view and discuss various on-site presentations of original fragments.
The conference will offer abundant opportunities for personal encounters and an interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and ideas.
For more information and registration see: https://www.hornemann-institut.de/english/conference_fragment_digital_a…
Contact: Prof. Dr. Ursula Schädler-Saub, HAWK and
Dr. Angela Weyer, Hornemann Institute of the HAWK