The highlights of EXPONATEC this year include the two special exhibitions which show different projects of the museum, conservation and restoration industry.
Presentation of the “Projects of Influence” – museum and conservation projects selected by a jury that have made the protection of cultural heritage their special task.
Venue: Hall 3.2, A 090
This year's focus is on the thematic area of "Modern materials, modern strategies".
Will future generations still be able to learn of art and cultural assets from the past as we do today? Many of these works are acutely endangered by deterioration. In order to be able to preserve and show them over the long term, new strategies need to be developed that require not only the corresponding competence of restorers, but also new materials and technologies.
At the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences (CICS) of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences, art technology, the conservation and restoration of art and cultural assets from the Middle Ages to the present are taught and researched in five fields of study. Here, colour materials and plastics, among other things, are systematically analysed, new materials are tested for conservation, preservation strategies for installation art are developed, the use of terahertz radiation in conservation is evaluated, and the use of atmospheric pressure plasma procedures in surface cleaning is researched. The CICS will present projects and research results at EXPONATEC 2019.
An art consultation, at which the scientists will examine private objects like paintings or antiques, will once again be offered.
Hall 3.2 A 019 / A 010