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Tut-ankh-Amon, Space Suit and Archaeopteryx – How to Preserve Our Cultural Heritage?

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Mo / 18.06.2018 / 19:00 bis 20:30

Tut-ankh-Amon, Space Suit and Archaeopteryx – How to Preserve Our Cultural Heritage?

A talk about challenges and perspectives.

Ancient Egyptian mummies, the suits of the first astronauts and  the 150-million-year-old fossil of the first bird - all these are objects of our cultural heritage and we must ensure their long-term and sustainable preservation. However, factors such as light, temperature, transport and pest insects can be detrimental and can impede their integrity. So, how can we guarantee long-term preservation? What do we want to preserve and how can it be done? Which innovative or even controversial approaches are available? On the podium, national and international experts from the fields of conservation, culture and politics will discuss these challenges from different perspectives.

Opening addresses
Matthias Kleiner, President of the Leibniz Association, Berlin
Johannes Vogel, Director  General, Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science (MfN), Berlin

Panelists
Christian Eckmann, Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum - Leibniz Research Institute for Archeology (RGZM), Mainz
Stefan Simon, Director, Global Cultural Heritage Initiatives, Yale University, USA
Janne Teller, Writer and Essayist, New York City, USA

Moderation: Kristiane Strætkvern, ICOM-CC Chairperson and Conservation of waterlogged archaeological wood, Nationalmuseet, Bevaringsafdelingen (Nationalmuseet Bevaring og Naturvidenskab)

Wrap-up
Stefan Brüggerhoff, Director, Deutsches Bergbau-Museum – Leibniz Research Museum for Georesources (DBM), Bochum

Language: English

Admission: free entry

Registration: http://bit.ly/2p4qfZG

 

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