Conference & Reception “Quo Vadis Conservation Research?”

Summit 2018: event

19/06/2018 – 20/06/2018

Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt

Kulturforum Berlin
10785 Berlin

Cultural heritage is of paramount importance for Europe’s identity, which goes far beyond the purely financial value of cultural assets. However, the long-term preservation of cultural heritage requires continuous research. This combines current and future challenges of cultural heritage protection with object-oriented development, testing and market introduction of new methods, processes and products.

The challenges confronting conservation research are transnational. Therefore, many partners from different European countries work together to solve current problems. In turn, the results of national research projects are exchanged among colleagues, particularly at European level, and thus operate across national borders in the spirit of the European Cultural Heritage Year.

For this reason, the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, the German Federal Foundation for the Environment, is using the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018 as an opportunity, together with partners from the field of conservation, to venture both a review and a reconditioning of the current status quo of conservation science. Together with the participants, we want to point out directions in which conservation research will move in the future and identify topics that should be at the centre of future research and funding. The event takes place in cooperation with the German National Committee for Monument Conservation and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.

The conference language is German (except for the lecture at 6.30 pm: “Artistic Manufacture today”).

The participation fee is 120, — € (including catering)

Please register bindingly by 8th June 2018 at the latest online at: or send an E-mail to Nicole Frommeyer, DBU Centre for Environmental Communication:

Further information:

Please find the programme here.

Image: Kulturforum in Berlin, Portalbereich der Gemäldegalerie, des Kupferstichkabinetts, der Kunstbibliothek und des Kunstgewerbemuseums (c) CC by Membeth

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