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Prof. Dr. Gunnar Heydenreich

Prof. Dr. Gunnar Heydenreich

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Revisiting the Decision-Making Model - a research initiative of CICS, RCE and UM

Revisiting the decision making model  (Bild: TH Köln/ CICS)

On March 8 and 9, 2018 a multi-disciplinary working group of conservators, conservation scientist, curators, philosophers and decision-theorists met in Cologne in order to revise the Decision-Making Model which has been developed by the Dutch Foundation for the Conservation of Modern Art.

Ever since its publication in 1999, the model has served as a valuable tool when navigating through complex problems in the conservation of modern and contemporary art. Nevertheless, within the last decades a number of research projects have revealed potential needs regarding an extension, considering different aspects such as the acknowledgement of complex biographies of artworks or dynamics in the decision-making processes.

“Revisiting the Decision-Making Model” is a collaborative research initiative of the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences (CICS, TH Köln), Tatja Scholte from the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) as well as of two of the founding members of the Foundation for the Conservation of Modern Art, Renée van de Vall and IJsbrand Hummelen. The project is generously supported by the Wüstenrot Stiftung.


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