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Conference BigStuff 2007--addendum

From: Kornelius Goetz <goetz>
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2007
WG: Conference Big Stuff 2007, 11.14. September,
German Mining Museum (Deutsches Bergbau-Museum)
Bochum

BigStuff 2007
11-14 September 2007
Bochum and Dortmund

The BigStuff conference will be devoted to the
"monument-appropriate" preservation and interaction with large
objects and infrastructure of industry and technology. At the same
time, there will be a major focus on difficult conservation
conditions pertaining to industrial objects, in particular those in
"open air sites" (e.g., pit head frames, blast furnaces, etc.).

Moreover, we are interested in a global, interdisciplinary
approach--not only "the best formula" for a surface treatment, but
also the following issues:

    *   Tailoring our understanding of large projects: action
        planning for large industrial sites

    *   Site management--on risks and chances

    *   Repair and conservation: irreconcilable opponents?

    *   Entrusted to our care: what does it mean?

    *   Pathways through heritage: necessary and encumbering

    *   "Restored to working glory"--to work or not to work?

    *   Conservation of "buried treasure": gathering and preserving
        technical, working knowledge from past generations

    *   Vocational training on-the-job? the education of
        interpreters

With a program that includes guest lectures devoted to areas of
specialized expertise, poster presentations, excursions, workshops
and a closing group discussion, BigStuff 2007 should be of interest
to the greatest possible number of participants.

In addition, reports from the different participating countries will
provide an overview of global developments in this field. The
international focus of the conference will be supported by a
Scientific Committee made up of the world's leading experts.

Big Stuff 2007 will take place from 11 to 14 September 2007 in the
German Mining Museum (Deutsches Bergbau-Museum) in Bochum and the
Westfalian Museum of Industry (Westfaelisches Industriemuseum) in
Dortmund. The conference is international in scope; the conference
language will be English. The conference is aimed at all of those
who are involved with the preservation of large industrial heritage
objects.

For more information, (Newsletter 01 and 02), registration, etc. see

    <URL:http://www.bigstuff07.net>
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Organisation:

    Dr. Stefan Brueggerhoff (Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum)
    Kornelius Goetz (Verband der Restauratoren, Bonn)
    Norbert Tempel (Westfaelisches Industriemuseum Dortmund)

    info [at] bigstuff07__net


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