Online Courses

Next Online Courses Run from 4 April - 29 May 2022

How Should We Act? Theory and Ethics of Conservation and its Significance in Practice, Part 1
by Prof. Dr. Ursula Schädler-Saub with a contribution of Sophie Haake-Harig

Restoration Theories and Methods from 1945 to the Present Day
by Prof. Dr. Ursula Schädler-Saub

Microbial Infestation of Objects of Art and Cultural Heritage
by Barbara Hentschel M.A. and Prof. Dr. Karin Petersen

The Examination of Transparent Coatings on Furniture and Wooden Objects
by Prof. Dr. Gerdi Maierbacher-Legl, Prof. Dr. Julia Schultz M.A., and Merle Strätling M.A.

Conservation of Globes
by Mag. Dr. hab. Patricia Engel with a contribution of Michael Højlund Rasmussen

Photography as a Tool for Documentation and Examination
by Christine Fiedler M.A., Barbara Hentschel M.A., and Dipl.-Des. Clemens Kappen

New: Consolidation of Wood. Possibilities and Limits of Structural Consolidation
by Prof. Dr. Gerdi Maierbacher-Legl, Susanne Karius M.A., and Christine Fiedler M.A.

From April 2022: Church Rooms and their Climate. Heating, Ventilation, Equipment Protection
by Christine Fiedler M.A., Jennifer Oster M.A., and Dipl.-Rest. Ina Birkenbeul

Following Courses Are in German Language:

Sicherer Umgang mit kontaminiertem Kulturgut
(Working Safely with Contaminated Cultural Heritage)
by Roksana Jachim M.A.

Grundlagen der Holzkunde
Eigenschaften – Verwendung – Schäden – Untersuchungsmethoden
erläutert am Beispiel von Eichenholz

(Basic Wood Science
Features - Use - Damage - Examination Methods
Explained by the Example of Oak)
by Dipl.-Rest. Christina Duhme M.A., Dipl.-Rest. Mirja Harms M.A., and Prof. Dr. Gerdi Maierbacher-Legl

Saccharidische Bindemittel und Kleber
(Saccharide Binding Media and Adhesives)
by Prof. Jirina Lehmann

Schädigung von Kulturgut durch Salze
(Damage to Cultural Heritage from Salt)
by Dr. Hans-Jürgen Schwarz

Erhaltung von Wachsmoulagen
(Conservation of Wax Moulages)
by Dipl.-Rest. Johanna Lang, Dipl.-Rest. Ute Hack, Dr. Sandra Mühlenberend, and Dipl.-Rest. Luise Kober

The Online Courses of the Horneman Instuitute of the HAWK
By way of its internet-based training modules, the Hornemann Institute opens up new perspectives for continuing professional training of conservation specialists. The modules have been conceived for persons who are dedicated to cultural heritage preservation. You will be systematically encouraged to bring in and reflect your personal professional experience in a discerning way. Via Internet, you can retrieve the subject matters of your choice, irrespective of any temporal or geographical constraints, thereby avoiding time loss at work and saving travelling expenses.

Subject matters have been put into multi-media form, i.e., texts are enlivened by images, videos, checklists etc. The didactic variety and the interactivity will boost your motivation.

The modules facilitate individual studying with regard to time management, learning speed and the depth of knowledge you wish to achieve.

You can check your personal progress with the help of tests. While solving test problems, you can use your acquired skills. Glossaries, bibliographical references and the integration of available Internet resources will supplement the teaching materials.

Tutors will assist you whenever you encounter technical or content-related difficulties.

Some of the Hornemann Institute's E-learning courses are presently only available in German. Distant students will be granted a Hornemann Institute certificate upon successful completion of the program and passing a final on-line examination. In case of need we can order to certify the certificate with the Apostille. For this service we must charge 30 Euro including all fees and postage.

For some of these courses credit points can be awarded for the study at the Faculty of Architecture, Engineering and Conservation. Information about The HAWK Study Programmes - Information for International Applicants (1,7 MB) you find here.

In case of a participation of three or more members of a company or an institution in the same course, the participants or the purchasers will receive a reduction of 20% on request.

A flyer about e-learning is available for download here (552 KB).

With the online courses of the Hornemann Institute learn restorers on all continents. An overview can be found here.

The primary aim of the Hornemann Institute is world wide knowledge transfer. We customize current scientific results within the scope of conservation and restoration to fit the needs of international specialists.

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