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EWCHP is an European Cluster Workshop on research and development activities in the field of cultural heritage and its preservation for future generations. The workshop was organised in September 26–27, 2011 and an additional training day was held on September 28, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. It was hosted by the Rathgen Research Laboratory, with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.


The objective of the workshop was to provide a forum for scientists, restorers, owners of cultural heritage structures and other experts who are involved in cultural heritage preservation. The focus wase in the field of historic structures and its conservation and preservation. The workshop integrated European activities and initiatives capturing the current state-of-the-art in research and development. It has shown latest results from ongoing European projects like SMooHS, Climate for Culture, CHIC, Stonecore, Musecore and others.


• Smart monitoring methods and technologies (wireless sensor systems, advanced sensors and sensor technologies)
• Non-destructive and minimal-invasive test methods for the evaluation and assessment of historic structures
• Determination and assessment of the impact of climate change on cultural heritage objects (climate evolution scenarios, prediction models, preventive measures and mitigation strategies)
• Simulation and modeling tools for historic buildings and building materials (enhanced coupled models for deterioration processes and assessment, taking into account the real environment)
• Tools and strategies for enhanced management, conservation, preservation and maintenance of cultural heritage structures
• Case studies on preservation and conservation methods and techniques applied to historic structures.


Papers were peer-reviewed. All accepted papers have been published in proceedings. If you are interested in the workshop proceedings, please see:

http://www.baufachinformation.de/artikel.jsp?v=236511 (external link)
Cultural Heritage Preservation
Berlin, Germany, September 26 to 28, 2011
EWCHP - 2011. Proceedings of the European Workshop on Cultural Heritage Preservation
Hrsg.: Markus Krüger; MPA Universität Stuttgart;
2011, 310 p., num. mostly col. illus. and tab., Paperback
Language: Englisch
Fraunhofer IRB Verlag
ISBN 978-3-8167-8560-6


During the workshop a poster session was arranged.


The workshop was held in the Kulturforum (Potsdamer Platz, Berlin).

Workshop Committee

Markus Krüger, chair (MPA University Stuttgart, Germany)
Giovanni Pascale (University of Bologna, Italy)
Johanna Leissner (Fraunhofer Brussels, Belgium)
Gerald Ziegenbalg (IBZ-Salzchemie, Germany)
Michal Lukomsky (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Stefan Simon (Rathgen Forschungslabor, Germany)
Marisa Pamplona (Rathgen Research Laboratory, Germany)

Local Organization

Eveline Weilert
Rathgen Research Laboratory
Schlossstrasse 1A
D-14059 Berlin

Fax: +49 30 32 67 49 12,
Phone: +49 30 32 67 49 19

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