Events and special Exhibitions

Besides the trade fair, a varied supporting programme with lectures, special and networking events offers a diversified environment for the exchange of information und specialised knowledge.

The program

The Best in Heritage
The "projects of Influence" selected by participants on the occasion of the 15th and 16th edition of the Dubrovnik Conference of 2016 and 2017 will be presented at EXPONATEC. Here visitors receive insights into the quality standards for current museum and conservation work from around the world. You can find the detailed programme here .

Association of restorers - Symposium "Trompe-l’œil – Illusion and Reality“
A two-day symposium on the occasion of the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018 (ECHY), with which the German-speaking European restorer associations within E.C.C.O. VDR (Germany), SKR (Switzerland), ÖRV (Austria) and VRKS¬‐ARCA (South Tyrol) would like to shift the focus to the connecting elements in the European cultural region and deepen their cooperation with a joint specialist conference. You can find additional information on participation here.

Europa Nostra - Denkmal digital (digital monument)
Our world is no longer conceivable without digitality. It characterises both our work routines and our private lives equally. Digitality opens up possibilities and makes many things much easier, but it is at the same time seductive and influences thought and action. Critical reflection on its benefits and disadvantages is therefore an important basic ability, which people today need to acquire. The „Denkmal Digital (digital monument) seminar examines these questions with a view to monument preservation, whereby one area of focus is on questions of the digital distribution and mediation of content, goals and ideas relating to monument preservation. What is the digital monument, and to what purposes do we actually digitalise monument preservation? These are the core questions.

Daily Tea Time Lectures of the Deutscher Museumsbund (German museum federation)
Short lectures on the stage of the Meta Plaza from Dr Ulrike Lorenz, Director of the Kunsthalle Mannheim, and Dr Peter Assmann, Director of the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua on a pioneering project with a subsequent possibility to ask questions. You will soon be able to find the detailed programme here.

Happy Hour
Networking event for all exhibitors and visitors of Exponatec 2017 on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 as of 6:00 p.m. at the Metaplaza (hall 3.2, D 020)

Company presentation at the Metaplaza
For the first time the exhibitors of Exponatec are also warmly invited to enrich the programme on the Metaplaza (formerly Expocase) with their contributions, for example, through presentation of their company, their products and solutions! You can find the full lecture programme here as of autumn 2017.

The CICS at Exponatec 2017
The CICS (Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences) of the TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences is traditionally represented at Exponatec, as again in 2017. Further informations (.pdf)