Salts in Cultural Heritage - Challenge for Research and Practice

Interdisciplinary Conference of the Hornemann Institute on the Practice of Salt Reduction

Date: 3 to 5 February 2011
Location: HAWK Hildesheim, Hohnsen 2 (Aula)

Application deadline: 23.01.2011

Conference language: German, some speeches in English
Please, notice that the talks are given in the language which is announced in the programme and without simultaneous translation.

Programme (pdf 1 MB)


Practical information

The interdisciplinary conference on salt was planned by the Hornemann Institute as part of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) Project. Our call for papers has been closed on May 15, 2010.

The talks presented informative, long-term case studies of salt reduction in both climate-controlled and non-climate-controlled environments and evaluate the measures taken. In addition, we had topics related to the prevention, such as climate control to prevent or minimize salt damage.

During the two days there was the opportunity to get to know Saltwiki and to practice it.

On Saturday 5 February 3 workshops took place:

  1. Handling of salt by controlling the climate: Possibilities and limits of RUNSALT/ECOS
  2. Measuring methods for restorers
  3. Application of desalination poultices

While we envisioned a diverse group of presenters and participants representing multiple disciplines, all those interested were welcomed to attend.

Poster "Salts in Cultural Heritage"(c) HAWK 2010

Practical application of mineral desalination poultice, (c) Foto: Markus Eiden