Online event series: Context, Contrast, Continuity - Heritage Conservation and Urban Development
The international online debate event series “Context, Contrast, Continuity – Heritage Conservation and Urban Development” focuses on how the needs of conservation as well as development requirements can be managed in the urban context. How can historically developed urban fabrics/structures or singular buildings withstand the pressure for change from e.g. the real estate industry or housing demands? What can be done by the City’s administration, politicians and society to protect its cultural heritage? How can existing buildings be integrated into the ongoing development and possibly be adapted to the new standards of living of our era? Researchers and professionals from Israel as well as Germany will address and discuss these and similar questions.The international online debate event series “Context, Contrast, Continuity – Heritage Conservation and Urban Development” is a cooperation of the Liebling Haus- White City Center (Tel Aviv Yafo), the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and the ernst-may-gesellschaft (Frankfurt am Main) and ICOMOS Deutschland. It forms part of the 40th anniversary of the City Partnership Frankfurt Tel Aviv.
More information about the series of lectures can be found here.
ICOMOS mourns Hannelore Puttinger
The German National Committee of ICOMOS e.V. mourns the passing away of its long-standing colleague Hannelore Puttinger (1939 - 2020) on 6 November.
Ms Puttinger, who grew up in Austria, worked for ICOMOS Germany from 1989, when the office moved from Mainz to Munich with the election of Michael Petzet as President. There she was mainly responsible for budget matters, membership administration and grant applications. Her responsibilities were considerably expanded when Michael Petzet was elected International President of ICOMOS in 1999, for which she benefited from her multilingualism. She retired at the end of 2004.
Members of ICOMOS Germany and worldwide appreciated not only her professional competence and reliability, but also her amiable, friendly and charming manner.
ICOMOS Germany will honour Hannelore Puttinger's memory.
(Photo: I. Cisek)
Save the Date: ICOMOS Student Competition 2021: 1960 plus – Brutalism
More details can be found in the attachment.
(Fig.: Rathaus Bensberg, © Wikipedia)
Heft LXXII Eiserner Vorhang und Grünes Band. Netzwerke und Kooperationsmöglichkeiten in einer europäischen Grenzlandschaft
Iron Curtain and Green Belt. Networks and Opportunities for Cooperation in a European Border Landscape
Proceedings of the conference of the same title, Berlin 2018
Heft LXXIII A Future for Our Recent Past. Model Projects of Modern Heritage Conservation in Europe
Proceedings of the conference of the same title, Leipzig 2018
Brochure in Commemoration of Michael Petzet (1933 - 2019)
On 12 April 2020, Michael Petzet, who died on 29 May 2019, would have been 87 years old. ICOMOS Germany is taking this year's International Day of Monuments and Sites on 18 April as an opportunity to commemorate the long-standing president and honorary president of ICOMOS Germany and ICOMOS International and to make a collection of personal obituaries and memories of Michael Petzet compiled by Michael Jansen available online.
For decades, Michael Petzet and his life's work as a monument conservator and art historian followed the motto of the International Day of Monuments and Sites 2020: "Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility".
Read the brochure here.
German Texts on Theory and Practice of Heritage Conservation for the First Time in English and French
Important German-language texts on theory and practice of monument conservation, among them “classics” of principle formation in modern conservation, are only seldom reflected and quoted in foreign-language heritage publications. This is largely due to the fact that there are no translations. On the initiative of Bénédicte Selfslagh (ICOMOS Belgium), the four German-speaking ICOMOS National Committees of Germany, Luxembourg, Austria and Switzerland therefore decided to make crucial German texts on heritage conservation available in other languages.
Thanks to the generous support of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media upon a decision of the German Bundestag, ICOMOS Germany has been able to make seven selected essays by art historians, architects, heritage conservators and journalists on central topics of conservation accessible as open-access resources in German, English and French and in their full length.
This online publication is also meant as a contribution to the preparation and discussion of a publication project in the ICOMOS series “MONUMENTA” which the German-speaking National Committees of ICOMOS are planning for the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) with its slogan “Sharing Heritage – Reflecting Heritage”. The presidents of the four German-speaking ICOMOS National Committees intend to translate a selection of programmatic texts published in the German-speaking countries since the European Architectural Heritage Year 1975 and to publish them as vol. IV of the MONUMENTA series.
We owe thanks to the editors of the seven texts, the Association of Federal Conservationists in Germany, the Bavarian State Office for Monument Conservation, the Deutscher Kunstverlag, kunsttexte.de, and especially the authors for allowing us to publish their essays once again and to make them accessible in English and French.