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of the University of Applied Arts Vienna

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Nov 2022

IN DETAIL. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION.

25.11. until 25.06.2023

The special exhibition, which was created in cooperation between the Institute of conservation at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Tyrolean State Museums, will open on November 24 at 6 pm. Until June 25, 2023 visitors will be able to gain a comprehensive insight into the diverse fields of activity of conservation for the first time.
The exhibition at the Ferdinandeum extends over 800 m² and spans an arc from the origins of conservation science to the numerous disciplines and fields of activity of the profession to a variety of case studies from practice.
Here are some first impressions from the press tour.
Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck
More information regarding the exhibition

Figures: © Gabriela Krist

Nov 2022
Workshop poster restoration textile 2022

Workshop on
‘Storing Textiles – A Practical Approach’

21–25 November 2022

After the success of first workshop on preventive conservation of textiles in pre-COVID times in 2020, the Institute of Conservation, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria and the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), India are now resuming the much-awaited follow-up. Textile conservators from the Institute of Conservation will conduct the workshop on ‘Storing Textiles – A Practical Approach’ with colleagues from IGNCA at the National Crafts Museum, New Delhi, where the focus is on evaluating the condition and requirements of various textiles, and thereby making improvements for a safe long-term storage – merging skills, knowledge and experience – from the east and the west!

Oct 2022
Abbildung einer Restaurierung, Christa Knott

Live conservation in the RE:PAIR LAB

15.10. to 6.11.2022

From 15.10. to 6.11.2022 the re:pair FESTIVAL with live conservation will take place! Manfred Trummer, former head conservator of the MAK and lecturer at the IoC, will restore a tiled stove of the collection live together with students and staff of the Volkskundemuseum.

Festival headquarters: Volkskundemuseum Wien
Program: www.repair-festival.wien

Figure: © Christa Knott, Volkskundemuseum Wien

Oct 2022
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OPEN HOUSE

09 November 2022
DIGITAL and ON SITE

Get informed about our study programmes and the entrance exam, pose questions live and meet the staff of the Institute of Conservation.

10:00-17:00: Open studios – Tour of the Institute of Conservation

10:00-11:00: Videocall on the Diploma Degree Programme Conservation and Restoration
10:00-10:30 Introduction of the study programme, general questions
10:30-11:00 entrance exam, specific questions

11:00-12:00: Videocall on the Joint Master Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management
11:00-11:30 Introduction of the study programme, general questions
11:30-12:00 entrance exam, specific questions

Oct 2022

Reflection on Summer Programme of the Joint Master Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management

[…]These two months are a vibrantly colored collage of varied experiences of art, cultural, conservation, history, science, and people. I felt tremendously ecstatic at opportunity to visit museums and sites and to learn and understand more about top to bottom how things work.[…] Prerana

[…]This program gave me chance to meet and learn from students of different nationalities such as Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Turkey, Iran, Austria and Germany. Although we were from different countries and cultures, the favourable environment and infrastructure of the institution ensured that we could work well together and exchange ideas and our culture. Being in Vienna for this program was a great privilege.[…] Prathamesh Pawar

Sep 2022
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IIC Congress 2022 – in New Zealand and remotely

At the renowned international conference in the second week of September, the Institute was represented by three contributions from PhD students – one paper and two posters.

  • Tanja Kimmel – Calculating the greenhouse gas emissions of the Central Depot of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Marija Milchin, Johannes Weber, Gabriela Krist – Sensor Materials for the Deterioration of Carbonates in a Changing Outdoor Environment
  • Martina Haselberger, Gabriela Krist – Applied Conservation Practice within a Living Heritage Site

#IICCongress

Sep 2022
Flyer Tag des Denkmals 2022

Visit the Votivkirche Museum on Tag des Denkmals

As part of Tag des Denkmals on 25 September, the Institute of Conservation at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, together with Reverend Joe Farrugia, invites you to an exclusive guided tour of the newly installed museum in the Votivkirche in Vienna.

In addition to magnificent liturgical utensils, stained glass designs and the late Gothic Antwerp Passion altar, which was examined and conserved as part of a diploma thesis, can be admired. The guided tour provides unique insights into the exhibition planning, conservation of the objects as well as ongoing conservation projects of the Institute in the Votivkirche.

Guided tour: 25.09.2022, 14:00,
registration by 16.09. at

kons-rest@uni-ak.ac.at
Sep 2022
Nepal Arbeitsfoto 2022

Conservation campaign in Patan

The Institute of Conservation back in Nepal

A 14-member team of students, teachers and graduates is working with the Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust, the Patan Museum and students from the Lumbini Buddhist University to conserve fire-gilded temple roofs, wooden shrines and museum objects, and together they are moving a large part of the museum collection into recently renovated galleries. In addition, after a break due to the pandemic, important maintenance work is also being carried out on stone fountains and metal sculptures. The Austrian Development Agency continues to be the most important funding partner for the Nepal projects.

Sep 2022
Albanien Arbeitsfoto

Collection Care and Conservation Workshop in Albania

Together with the University of Tirana and UNOPS

This September, teachers, students and graduates of conservation and the University of Tirana will be working in Albania for three weeks: In the ethnographic museum in Krujë, the extensive collection of costumes, textile accessories and various decorative and everyday objects will be prepared for the newly conceived exhibition and storage in the depot. In a parallel workshop in the Bashtovë fortress, basic knowledge of stone conservation and lime mortar processing is being taught to local craftsmen and specialists.

Jul 2022
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Start of the Joint Master’s Summer Programme

On 4 July, the summer programme started for the 13 students of the Joint Master Programme Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management! For the first time the two students groups from SUIC and Angewandte come together in Vienna! Two months of intensive programme follow combining conservation practice with excursion, lectures and guided tours.

Jul 2022
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Summer University in Trondheim

Climate Change and Cultural Landscapes was the topic of the Summer University, held from 30 May to 3 June 2022 in the pittoresque city of Trondheim in Norway. Threats and damage potentials related to climate change for wooden warehouses, large-scale concrete bunkers from WWII and stone cathedral were discussed as well as sustainable conservation strategies.

Staff and students of the Institute of Conservation participated in this interdisciplinary, international format organized in the framework of the Erasmus+ funded project CHePiCC, in which the Institute collaborates with five other universities and research institutions all over Europe.

May 2022
Austrian Majolica Project Photo

Austrian Majolica Project –
Conservation of Majolica Objects

During the winter term 2021/22, the Institute participated within the “Austrian Majolica Project” which was implemented by the MAK (Museum for Applied Arts Vienna). As part of this cooperation, seven students of the object class conserved eleven Majolica objects. In this blog article, the students tell about their discoveries, challenges and conservation measures during the restoration process.

May 2022
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SAVE THE DATE!

20 June 2022 / 14.00
Conservation Science Colloquium
Hybrid (auditorium 3rd floor, Salzgries 14, 1010 Vienna and ZOOM)

Elias CAMPIDELL:
The “Joseph Altar” (1879) in the Votivkirche, Vienna.
Investigation and concept for conservation

Pia MADLENER:
Two Turkmen Tent Band Fragments
Inventory and preparation of a concept for measures and presentation as well as conservation of one of the fragments

Paul SCHUBERT:
Archaeological objects from Malzgasse 16 in Vienna: Conservation of Jewish-Austrian cultural property

Mar 2022

UNESCO World Heritage is more … We celebrate World Heritage Day!

18.04.2022, 14:00

As part of World Heritage Day on 18 April, the Institute of Conservation together with Reverend Joe Farrugia, invites you to an exclusive guided tour of the newly installed museum in the Votivkirche in Vienna. Further information (link to: https://konservierung-restaurierung.uni-ak.ac.at/institut/unesco-lehrstuhl/unesco-aktivitaeten/)

Mar 2022

Preservation of Earthern Architecture – Lecture

In the framework of the “Materiality of Earth” workshop (organised by ÖAW-ÖAI, University of Innsbruck and University of Florence), the Institute presents two international projects that have dealt with the preservation of architectural earthen buildings in different climatic, but also socio-cultural conditions.

More Information
Mar 2022

After Holi – Angewandte goes back to Nepal

29.03. – 09.04.2022

After the two-year Corona break, the international cooperation of the Institute of Conservation with the Kathmandu Preservation Trust in Patan can be resumed.

Jan 2022

the Institute of Conservation invites to the

Conservation Science Colloquium
online

on Monday, 17 January 2022 / 14.00

Our diploma students of the winter semester 2021/22 will present their theses.

Zoom link:
https://dieangewandte-at.zoom.us/j/61475183940?pwd=bGlDSmQzVFRLN0ZNLzVHd3FPemUydz09

Meeting ID: 614 7518 3940
ID code: 679930

We look forward to a virtual reunion!

Programme here.

Dec 2021
Banner Open House 2021

OPEN HOUSE

15 December 2021
DIGITAL

Get informed about our study programmes and the entrance exam, pose questions live and meet the staff of the Institute of Conservation.

10:00-12:00: Videocall on the Diploma Degree Programme Conservation and Restoration
10:00-11:00 Introduction of the study programme, general questions
11:00-12:00 entrance exam, specific questions

10:00-12:00: Videocall on the Joint Master Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management
10:00-11:00 Introduction of the study programme, general questions
11:00-12:00 entrance exam, specific questions

Dec 2021
Foto - Understanding Bashtova Castle in Albania

Understanding Bashtova Castle in Albania

A better understanding of the history and construction phases as well as materials and technologies used is a precondition for the conservation of Bashtova Castle. The Institute of Conservation surveyed and assessed the site in Albania in November in the framework of the #EU4Culture.

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In cooperation with Ministria e Kultures, European Delegation in Albania, UNOPS, UN in Albania

Dec 2021
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Workshop in Kavaja Ethnographic Museum

In the framework of #EU4Culture the Institute of Conservation collaborated in the evacuation of museum objects from the Ethnographic Museum of Kavaja in Albania from 15 to 20 November.

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In cooperation with Ministria e Kultures, European Delegation in Albania, UNOPS, UN in Albania and Universiteti i Tiranes

Dec 2021

Opening Hours of the Library over Christmas holidays

The Institute Library will be closed over the Christmas holidays (20.12.2021 to 9.01.2022)! The last opening day of the library is Wednesday, 15.12.2021. The first opening day after the holidays is Monday, 10.01.2022.

Dec 2021

Information for Applicants

Application for the Joint Master Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management for the study year 2022 is possible until 15 December 2021! Start of the programme on 1 March 2022!

Nov 2021
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INVITATION TO THE CONSERVATION DAY 2021!

9 November 2021
at the Institute of Conservation

Visit our workshops!
Find out about our study programmes!

We cordially invite you to visit the workshops of the Institute of Conservation as part of our Conservation Day on Tuesday, 9.11.2021.
Learn more about our two study programmes – Diploma Degree Programme Conservation and Restoration / Joint Master Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management!

The institute’s head, staff and students will be available on site to answer any questions.

We look forward to your visit!
The team of the Institute of Conservation

Admission is only possible with a valid 2.5G certificate (vaccinated, recovered, PCR-tested).
An FFP2 mask must be worn in the building.

 

Programme:

9.00-12.00
What is Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management? Presentation of our new study programme! Q&A!
Where: hybrid, lecture hall 3rd floor, Salzgries 14, 1010, and ZOOM (registration chcm@uni-ak.ac.at)

9.00-16.30
Learn more about the diploma programme Conservation-Restoration and visit the workshops for painting, object and textile conservation as well as the natural science laboratory at Salzgries and the workshop for stone conservation at Arsenal.
Where: 1st, 3rd-5th floor, Salzgries 14, 1010 and Arsenal Object 15/Gate 4, 1030
For visits to the stone restoration workshop and for groups of 10 or more, please make an appointment in advance at kons-rest@uni-ak.ac.at.

Consultation hours and portfolio consultations are subject to availability.

Nov 2021

Information for Applicants

The dates of the admission process for the diploma degree programme Conservation and Restoration for the study year 2022/23 are fixed:
Mandatory online registration and upload of portfolio: 12.01.-28.01.2022
Entrance exam in presence: 23.-25.02.2022

Oct 2021

Information on face-to-face teaching

From October 21 onwards, classroom teaching will again take place across the board in compliance with the 2.5G rule and all rooms can be used without restriction.

Sep 2021

Tangible meets Intangible
INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

23 – 24 September 2021, each day
9.00-12.00, online

This year’s International Summer School Remote explores intersections and interactions of tangible and intangible cultural heritage with emphasis on (practical) implications of the intangible on conservation-restoration and synergies in the preservation of both.

International lecturers from the China, Mongolia, Nepal, India, Thailand and Austria present case studies and projects in the two-day online event.

Jul 2021
Flyer Art Conservation Day 2021

Art Conservation Day

Tuesday, 6 July 2021 via Zoom
09:00 – 10:40 (Vienna Time)
14:00 – 15:40 (Bangkok Time)

Together with Silpakorn University International College we present our new Joint Master Programme Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management!

We look forward to your participation!

Jun 2021
Flyer Angewandte Festival 2021

SPUREN.WORK IN PROGRESS

29 June – 2 July 2021
open 11-20 h each day

Angewandte Festival 2021
OKP, 1st floor connecting corridor SR9,10
with contributions by students and staff of the Institute

May 2021

Our Institute joined the UHCO consortium of GEO

The Urban Heritage Climate Observatory (UHCO) is a new community activity of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Work Programme.
The ultimate goal is to develop a global platform to collect and integrate Earth observations. More …

Mar 2021

Microscopy on thin sections for the investigation of mineral materials of cultural heritage

8 – 13 March 2021

An online workshop on the use of polarisation microscopy and SEM for the study of archaeological artefacts and historic building materials.

Workshop leaders:
Hon.-Prof. Dr.phil. Johannes Weber and Sen.Lect. Dr.rer.nat. Farkas Pintér

Mar 2021

ANGEWANDTE AT BEST3 DIGITAL

3 and 4 March 2021
live via Zoom

Information and Q&A session on the Joint Master Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management & the Diploma Degree Programme Conservation and Restoration

Jan 2021

Colloquium – online

Monday, 18 January 2021
14:30

Our diploma and degree students of the winter semester 2020/21 present their theses.

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