Panel discussion

Researching and preserving, documenting and interpreting Insights into Leipzig's museology

Block of the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences under the moderation of Prof. Dr. Gisela Weiß

Researching and preserving, documenting and interpreting Insights into Leipzig's museology

Block of the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences under the moderation of Prof. Dr. Gisela Weiß

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Under the moderation of Prof. Dr. Weiiß, the HTWK will present the field of museology in a one-hour block.

Panel discussion

MUTEC-Forum, Hall 2

Language German

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Short description

Under the moderation of Prof. Dr. Weiiß, the HTWK will present the field of museology in a one-hour block.

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Research applied in practice

Prof. Dr Johannes Tripps

Under the direction of Professor Dr. Johannes Tripps, the Museology programme at the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK) is a partner in the international project "Beyond East and West: Geocommunicating the Sacred Landscapes of 'Duklja' and 'Raška' through Space and Time (11th-14th Cent.)". The aim is to show how both landscapes were shaped as sacred landscapes through church building and art donations. The Leipzig part concerns the study of arts and crafts. The lecture provides an insight into this complex of topics and deals with Venetian art donations by the Serbian royal house - also as an example of how research and teaching combine in Leipzig museology.

Other partners in the international project, which is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): the Austrian Academy of Sciences / Byzantine Studies Section of the Institute for Medieval Studies, with Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Mihailo Popović, and the University of Vienna / Institute for Geography and Regional Research with Professor Dr. Karel Kriz.

Why we don't want to/can't/shouldn't make it easy for ourselves - The methodology of conservation-restoration

Dr. Dipl.-Rest. Britta Schmutzler

Preserving the status quo of an entrusted object is the task of conservation-restoration. The prerequisite for this is knowledge of materials, processing techniques and decay processes, as well as adequate methods and materials. Compliance with ethical guidelines determines the selection process of methods to be used, as does the inclusion of possible risks, existing capacities or aspects of environmental and health protection. The article explains why the methodology of conservation-restoration is part of the teaching for students of museology at the HTWK.

From expectations to the reality of documentation - applying museological principles in practice

Bernhard Baumecker

Documenting museum things is one of the core tasks of the museum. During studies, the associated internships and possible part-time jobs, databases are the central instrument for this. Entering and indexing objects quickly becomes routine, but what if the museum has no database? Then very fundamental questions about a documentation structure are raised.

This article will report on what it's like when expectations arising from studies and reality collide in the first job, and to what extent studies prepare for such situations.

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