Hornemann Institute's Online Courses

The following online courses will start on 7 October:

in English:

  • Updated: Microbial Infestation of Objects of Art and Cultural Heritage
  • How to Safely Handle Contaminated Cultural Heritage
  • Mould and Documents
  • Church Rooms and their Climate. Heating, Ventilation, Equipment Protection
  • Consolidation of Wood. Possibilities and Limits of Structural Consolidation
  • How Should We Act? Theory and Ethics of Conservation and its Significance in Practice, Historical Roots in the Renaissance and Baroque Periods
  • Photography as a Tool for Documentation and Examination
  • Restoration Theories and Methods from 1945 to the Present Day
  • The Examination of Transparent Coatings on Furniture and Wooden Objects
  • Conservation of Globes

in Spanish (tutoring in English):

  • Teorías y Métodos de Restauración desde 1945 hasta la actualidad

in German (tutoring in English):

  • Saccharidische Bindemittel und Kleber (Saccharide Binding Media and Adhesives)
  • Grundlagen der Holzkunde: Eigenschaften - Verwendung - Schäden - Untersuchungsmethoden erläutert am Beispiel von Eichenholz (Basic Wood Science: Properties - Use - Damage - Examination Methods Explained by the Example of Oak)
  • Schädigung von Kulturgut durch Salze (Damage to Cultural Heritage from Salt)
  • Erhaltung von Wachsmoulagen (Conservation of Wax Moulages)

Registration period: 1 July - 22 September 2024

Participants will receive a qualified Hornemann Institute certificate upon successful completion of the program and passing of the final online examination.

During the term of the course, a graduated conservator is available to all participants via e-mail.

The Online Courses of the Hornemann Institute of the HAWK / University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim (Germany):
These Online Courses have been conceptualised for individuals dedicated to cultural heritage preservation. Via Internet, you can retrieve the subject matters of your choice, irrespective of any temporal or geographical constraints, thereby avoiding time loss at work and saving travelling expenses. The modules facilitate individual studying with regard to time management, learning speed and the depth of knowledge you wish to achieve.
You can check your personal progress with the help of tests. While solving test problems, you can use your acquired skills. Subject matters have been put into multi-media form, i.e., texts are enlivened by images, videos, checklists, etc. The didactic variety and the interactivity will boost your motivation. Glossaries, bibliographical references and the integration of available internet resources will supplement the teaching materials. Tutors will assist you whenever you encounter technical or content-related difficulties.

For application and more information see website.