This exhibition reflects on the developments over the past 24 years in the academic field of conservation at the Institute of Conservation of the University of Applied Arts Vienna under the directorship of Gabriela Krist. During this time, the existing fields of object and painting conservation as well as the classical technique of individual object treatment were expanded thanks to the addition of new specialist fields, such as textile and stone, and the adoption of new approaches to preventative conservation, collection care and preservation of cultural artefacts in a global context and in times of climate change.
The exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of current projects, including conservation projects of contemporary art, textiles, classical oil paintings, stone objects, gold works and historical everyday objects commissioned by museums as well as church and cultural heritage organizations. Additionally, video documentaries will give insight into international projects in Nepal, Mongolia, China and Albania in which the team, graduates and students of the institute have been involved.
Live demonstrations make it possible to experience conservators at work and ask questions. The 'Conservator at Work' program will provide insight into the research and cultural heritage work of conservators: how they study, conserve, analyze, explore, communicate and operate in an international and interdisciplinary context.
EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fr: 13:00 – 18:00 / Thu: 13:00 – 20:00
Lectures & Talks:
Today for Tomorrow – Tasks and Challenges of Conservation Science
Investigation of Art and Cultural Objects… Why?
The Heritage of the World and UNESCO World Heritage – Conservation goes International
Beyond University… Professional Life and Projects From Life after University
24 Oct, 15:00, with senior conservator of IoC
31 Oct, 15:00, with senior conservator of IoC
7 Nov (OPEN HOUSE), 12:00, with senior conservator of IoC
7 Nov (OPEN HOUSE), 16:00, with student of IoC
9 Nov, (tba), with student of IoC
14 Nov, 17:00, with student of IoC
15 Nov, 17:00, with student of IoC
Curated by Gabriela Krist and the team of the Institute of Conservation of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
All photos from the opening night (12 Oct):
Lea Fabienne Dörl