IIC Austria 40th Anniversary Sympoium

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Monday, 9 September, 2019 - 00:00

Established in 1978, IIC’s Austrian section began to work in 1979. Currently the section counts c. 240 members. IIC Austria is a non-profit organization which serves to promote conservation in all disciplines: the built heritage, museums, academies and free-lancing.


Our activities involve:
• the publication of “Restauratorenblätter”, IIC Austria’s annual journal
• organization of the Annual General Meeting.
• organization of lectures and talks
• promotion of all relevant conservation disciplines to internationally recognized standards
• to advance international contacts within the profession

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the IIC Austria a symposium will be held on September the ninth in Vienna. The symposium will take place at the former University of Economics which currently houses the Academy of fine Arts Vienna. The symposium aims to open up a dialogue between generations as well as the different disciplines in conservation and restoration for further details please see the attached programme.

8:30 Registration

1 Block
9:00-10:40 - History and Development.
Moderation: Christina Schaaf-Fundneider
9.00 - 9.10 Christina Schaaf-Fundneider, Opening Remarks
9.10 - 09.55 Dr. Manfred Koller Founder of the IIC Austria, Speech
10.00 - 10.30 Prof. Dr. Andrea Funck, Stuttgart, 'Restauration - the hidden science'
10.30 - 10.40 Awarding of honorary memberships

10.45 - 11.15 Coffee Break

2 - Projekts / Austrian Universities
11.15 - 11.35 Prof. Gabriela Krist / Mag. Johanna Runkel, Vienna, 'Beyond Borders – Conservation Goes International'
11.35 - 11.55 Magdalena Schindler, Catherine Bouvier, Vienna, 'Oral History-Project'
11.55 - 12.15 Mag. Barbara Rankel, Vienna, 'Ephesos History of restoration, Reconstruction'

12.15 - 13.15 Lunchbreak

3 - Alternatives to the original
13.15 - 13.35 Miriam Porta, Vienna, 'The Conservatoress Dina Kerciku - Remembrances and Talks with my Mother'
13.35 - 13.55 Mag. Eleonora Weixelbaumer, Krems, '3D-Scantechnology at the art collections of lower Austria'
13.55 - 14.15 Fabian Dembski & Günther Hölbl, Vienna, 'The digital reconstruction of an Egyptian jar as innovative method of age
14.15 - 14.35 Dr. Alexandra Schantl & Bobby Rajesh Malhotra St.Pölten, “about the genesis of the art piece""Heinz Cibulka, Hanno Millesi and Bobby Rajesh Malhotra, aus der Arbeit Geschichte gedicht Augmented, 2000/2019“
14.35 - 14.55 Mag. Sarah Jahns, Vienna, 'Chess/ differentiation of figurines by smell'
14.55 - 15.15 Mag. Valentina Ljubic, Vienna, 'The daguerreotype in the early 1840th in Vienna – the reconstruction of „new methods“

15.15 - 15.45 Coffee Break

4 - Innovative Technologies & preventive conservation
15.45 - 16.05 Dr. Holger Kersten, Hamburg, 'Cleaning and Surface Treatment of Daguerreotypies by plasma processing'
16.05 - 16.25 Birgit Vinther Hansen, Kopenhagen, 'Microfadeometry'
16.25 - 16.45 Mag. Peter Kopp, Vienna, 'separation of layers and cleaning of wooden surfaces a comparison of Nd:YAG-Laser and wet chemical methods'
16.45 - 17.05 Dr. Elise Spiegel (Mag. Katherina Derksen), Vienna, 'about the handling of mould contaminated collection items'
17.05 - 17.25 Dr. Astrid Hammer, Vienna, 'Mould prevention in Buildings, optimization of climate figures'

17.25h - 17.55h Discussion

18.00h Get Together

19.30h Dinner