From time-lapse photographs of Jordanian wall paintings through 3D printer icons

The CICS (Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences) of the Technical University of Cologne is traditionally represented at EXPONATEC COLOGNE, as in 2017. This year's focus is on the thematic area of the "Imaging of art and cultural assets“, which deals with the imaging procedure in preservation and restoration. In the process, nine current projects from art technology research and the restoration of art and cultural assets will be presented. These include the DFG research project in the Jordanian stone city of Petra, in which murals are documented using time-lapse photography. Or the supplements to a chapel model with the help of a 3D printer and "Glass figures – Exhibit icons of the 20th century". Visitors can look forward to interesting insights into various aspects of the subject matter and discussions with our instructors and students. An art consultation, at which the scientists will examine private objects like paintings or antiques will once again be offered.

Antique, rarity or forgery? - Art consultation of the CICS
Whether rediscovered in the attic, inherited or purchased: many people have personal treasures like a painting or a sculpture from the family property, a print or an old casket. Scientists of the CICS also offer a preliminary examination with a variety of analysis procedures on 24 November 2017 at EXPONATEC COLOGNE. Small pieces of furniture, sculptures, paintings, graphic works, books and photographs, as well as caskets, plastic jewellery and design objects will be examined. The objects should be portable for purposes of better handling. The examination of an exhibit is only possible following advance registration in writing (draw). The deadline for submission is 6 November 2017. More information about the art consultation can be found here:  www.th-koeln.de/kunstsprechstunde

Master Day provides insight into new fields of research
In addition to this, the Master Day of the CICS takes place on 23 November 2017 as of 10 a.m. in the Europasaal of Koelnmesse. Here is where Master's degree graduates will present their graduation projects in brief lectures and provide interesting insight into current questions and challenges of preservation and restoration sciences. The projects process various research questions on the basis of various materials and objects: paintings, books, objects of wood and modern materials, textiles, as well as wall paintings and stone objects. In addition to this, the work areas are very interdisciplinary: links are established with art history, scientific and monument preservation expertise. The graduates formulate the historical, stylistic and iconographic, as well as technological and material dimensions of works of art, and create concepts for preservation and restoration on this basis. Following this, the best graduation projects will be distinguished with the sponsorship award of the Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Instituts für Restaurierungs- und Konservierungswissenschaft (Association of friends and sponsors of the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences).

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From time-lapse photographs of Jordanian wall paintings through 3D printer icons

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