Online Exhibition
Charlottenburg Palace
Berlin, Germany

"Clashing styles? Modernism in the reconstruction of Charlottenburg Palace"
The exhibitions under the theme "Clashing styles? Modernism in the reconstruction of Charlottenburg Palace" concentrate on the fascinating history of the palace after its destruction in the Second World War, focusing in particular on the role given to contemporary art in the reconstruction. Numerous hitherto unpublished photographs and newly discovered archival material present a picture of the palace from a largely unfamiliar perspective. At the centre of the exhibition is the ceiling painting in the White Hall executed by Hann Trier in 1972.
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Series of events
Dates in April
(VER)ERBEN - Friday Forum Historic Preservation 
Series of events in the spring semester 2022

The Friday Forum on Monument Preservation will be continued in the spring semester of 2022 with three events in Zurich and Bern. The joint event series of ETH Zurich and the University of Bern, the KSD, the AKD, ICOMOS Suisse and the Gesellschaft für Ingenieurbaukunst is intended to continue to promote interdisciplinary exchange on monument preservation topics and this year is entitled "(VER)ERBEN". 
April 01, 2022 – Zürich, Semper Aula
April 29, 2022 – Bern, Kuppelsaal
May 20, 2022 – Kloster Fahr, Unterengstringen
The dates, Fridays at 16.15 (duration approx. 90min.).
Further program information...
The events can again be held in presence. In addition, the first two lectures and discussions at ETH Zurich and the University of Bern will also be broadcast online. Further information can be found on the Friday Forum page.


Public Lecture Series 
Start on April 27, 2022
50 Years UNESCO World Heritage Convention
Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage​ I Musicology Seminar
The lecture series "50 Years of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention - Review and Perspectives" aims to discuss overarching issues concerning the UNESCO World Heritage List from a scientific perspective, but also to shed light on heritage qualities, problem areas and areas of conflict at specific World Heritage sites. Renowned speakers have been recruited, some of whom have been conducting research on UNESCO World Heritage for decades or have been involved in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in a responsible position.
The lecture series will take place at the University of Heidelberg. Possible changes / updates will be announced on HCCH website
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Public Lecture Series 
Start on May 06, 2022
History of Art and Architecture in Ukraine
Every day there are news about the war in Ukraine, about war victims, destroyed buildings and destroyed and endangered monuments and cultural assets. 
The Institutes of Urban and Regional Planning, Chair of Urban Monument Preservation and Urban Cultural Heritage, of Architecture, of Art History and Histo- rical Urban Studies of the TU Berlin, the Architecture Museum of the TU, the Caspar David Friedrich Institute of Art History of the University of Greifswald and the German National Committee of ICOMOS jointly invite you to a lecture series in which colleagues from Ukraine will talk about the history of art and architecture in their country.
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Time: Every Friday 16:00-18:00 hrs
Meeting-ID: 641 2554 6604 Kenncode: 162831


Lecture series
03 + 31 May, 12 July 2022
...about being careful 
TU Munich - Modern Conservation of Historical Buildings
In continuation of the lecture series of Professorship Recent Building Heritage Conversation (Prof. Dr. Andreas Putz), Arthur Rüegg (Zurich) and Hubert Baumstark (Karlsruhe) will be asked to reflect on their work and their individual engagement with the building stock. Almut Schäffner (Munich) will report on the work and legacy of Karljosef Schattner in Eichstätt and the recent inventory of his buildings.
The term "preservation of historical buildings" seems old to some. Bauwende, Renovation Wave and Umbaukultur, on the other hand, point to supposedly new, innovative and more creative ways of dealing with existing buildings. Yet attentive and considerate structural preservation has always been a risk and a challenge, also a potential for design and ultimately for the further development of architecture.
The lecture series will be newly hybrid, both in presence and online via Zoom:
03 May                Renewing, Reframing, Reconstructing Arthur Rüegg, Zurich
31 May                Careful Concrete Restoration Hubert Baumstark, Karlsruhe
12 July                Karljosef Schattner in Eichstätt Almut Schäffner, Munich
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May 04 - 05, 2022
Monument protection after the coal phase-out

This year's DNK press trip deals with monument protection after the coal phase-out. Large regions in Germany are facing the challenge of structural change - including the lignite mining area in Lusatia. How is the transformation process proceeding and what impact does it have on industrial culture, industrial cultural landscapes, and on the people who want to shape a new future in the south of Brandenburg and the east of the Free State of Saxony? The programme includes discussions with representatives from politics, administration, cultural tourism and economy.
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Call for papers
Application deadline: May 18, 2022
Inventory in the 21th century
Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Baden-Württemberg
How does inventory work today? For a long time now, inventorying has no longer been limited to keeping lists. For years, "projects" have been trying to piece together the monument landscape genre by genre and region by region into a valid puzzle. Recent approaches such as the data collection "monument research" draw the consequences and overcome the federal structure. But in a search dominated by the printed specialist literature, don't the regional manifestations fall by the wayside, the uncommented outliers in the provinces that make our architectural landscape so multifaceted?
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Historic Preservation is looking for methodological and/or practical contributions on the topic.
Submission of the exposé to the editorial office by May 18, 2022.

Editorial adress:
Dr. Melanie Mertens
Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Baden-Württemberg
Moltkestraße 74
76133 Karlsruhe


Application deadline: May 31, 2022
Student Workshop
September 04 - 11, 2022
Development scenarios for the hangar ensemble of the former army airfield Cottbus

The student workshop awarded by the DNK - German National Committee for Monument Protection - leads 2022 to the northwestern outskirts of Cottbus, not far from the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. The workshop is interdisciplinary in nature. It is aimed at students of (interior) architecture, civil engineering, monument preservation, (art) history, restoration sciences, history of technology, industrial archaeology, urban and landscape planning, and others. 
The area served as an airfield since the beginning of the 20th century and was put into operation in 1927 as an official commercial airfield for the Krkonoše line. An emergency landing by aviation pioneers Clarence Chamberlin and Charles Levine made the airfield world famous.
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June 23 - 24, 2022
Zürich ETH Zentrum
Railway Heritage Preservation Conference

Findings, positions and methods - As one of the most revolutionary inventions of the 19th century, the railway shaped the world perhaps more than any other technological achievement. Across borders, it revolutionised movement in space and was an important engine of industrialisation. Closely interconnected with technical advances and constantly changing economic, social and cultural processes, it continues to drive change even today and is likewise subject to it. In the context of national and international railway heritage preservation, this change dynamic throws up various questions, which have gained further topicality.
The year 2022 is the anniversary celebration for ‘175 Years of Swiss Rail’.
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September 24 - 25, 2022 und September 15 - 16, 2022
International Committee for the History of Technology​
Technology-based and Technology-generated Decisions​
The 49th Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) will be held online this year; hosted by Ostava University. To reduce screen time, the format is 2 x 2 event days: Sept. 24-25 and Oct. 15-16, 2022. In addition to papers on the framework topic "Technology-based and Technology-generated Decisions", there will also be sections on other topics.
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summer course for students
September 26 - 30, 2022
Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S., Sutor Foundation, Denkmalverein Hamburg, University of Hamburg 
Architectures in Decay - Ruins from the Perspective of Monument Preservation 

From romantic castle ruins on the Rhine to decaying and spray-painted factory halls and similar "lost places" - the aesthetics of the ephemeral have always had a special effect on people. At the same time, the decay of historical buildings presents society, especially in economically weak and shrinking regions, with great challenges that are anything but romantic. A place of longing or an eyesore - what does the "ruin" mean to us today? What role does it play in art and cultural history, and how does practical monument preservation deal with it?

The course is for students from architecture, art history, cultural studies, urban planning, historic preservation, and related fields. Accommodation, meals and travel expenses for participants are funded by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S. and the Sutor Foundation. CreditPoints can be awarded by arrangement. 

Submit the exposé on the presentation topic (approx. half a page) as well as curriculum vitae and, if applicable, course of study (in a pdf document) by mail by March 28, 2022.
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