ICOMOS Israel and ICOMOS Germany call for preservation of Red Banner Factory in St. Petersburg
ICOMOS Israel and ICOMOS Germany have joined forces to call for the complete preservation of the so-called Red Banner Factory in St. Petersburg, which is largely based on a design by Erich Mendelsohn and is currently threatened with partial demolition.
To this end, they have written a letter to the Foreign Minister and the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation.
Read the letter here.
(Photo: S. Gorbatenko)
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)
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.