30th September - 2nd October 2020
+++ New date! The conference will not take place in May, because the HAWK has cancelled all events in the summer semester to counteract the spread of the coronavirus +++
International Conference by the HAWK
(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.)
THE FRAGMENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Opportunities and risks of new conservation-restoration techniques
This conference will focus on what the new digital possibilities mean for the preservation and mediation of the historical fragment. Experts from various disciplines currently perceive "a gap between the increasing importance and professionalization of the visual reconstruction of the historical on the one hand and the theoretical foundation of such activities on the other" (e. g. Blokker 2017, after Hoppe/Breitling 2016).
The aim of the critical debates at the conference is to produce a practical policy paper on how to deal with the fragment in the conservation-restoration sciences. The established ethical and theoretical principles of conservation-restoration must take into account the new digital possibilities with additional considerations of principles. Scientific standards should also apply to the digital world, i.e. the objective and speculative parts of virtual reconstructions must be clearly identifiable for viewers, and their psychological effects on perception must be recognised.
For information about the conference, the abstracts of the selected lectures and posters, 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