Volume 14

Wiener Neustadt – Zwettl – Eggenburg –
Purgstall – Korneuburg – Retz

Volume 14, 2017, 978-3-205-20570-8
Edited by: Gabriela Krist and Johanna Runkel

From 2013 to 2016, the collections of six monasteries and regional museums in the province were brought into focus as part of the “Depotoffensive” of the province of Lower Austria. The Institute of Conservation at the University of Applied Arts Vienna served as consultant and partner for the planning and implementation. The depot, the heart of every collection, was the centre of activities. Order and overview were created, inventories drawn up, storage and collection care concepts implemented, objects conserved and the holdings made accessible. In addition to practical experience, the Depotoffensive opened up numerous research topics in conservation science, collection care and at the interface with art and cultural history.