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Monday, 16 September, 2019 to Sunday, 17 November, 2019

Following online courses will start on 16 September:
- Microbial Infestation of Objects of Art and Cultural Heritage
- Restoration Theories and Methods from 1945 to the Present Day
- The Examination of Transparent Coatings on Furniture and Wooden Objects
- Conservation of Globes

Following courses are in German language (tutoring in English possible):
- Sicherer Umgang mit kontaminiertem Kulturgut (Working safely with contaminated cultural heritage)
- Fotografie als Werkzeug der Dokumentation und Untersuchung (Photography as a tool for documentation and investigation)
- Grundlagen der Holzkunde Eigenschaften – Verwendung – Schäden – Untersuchungsmethodenerläutert am Beispiel von Eichenholz (Basic wood science Features - use - damage - examination methods explained by the example of oak)
- Saccharidische Bindemittel und Kleber (Saccharide Binding Media and Adhesives)
- Schädigung von Kulturgut durch Salze (Damage to Cultural Heritage from Salt)
- Erhaltung von Wachsmoulagen (Conservation of Wax Moulages)

During the term of the course, a graduated conservator is available to all participants via e-mail.

The Online Courses of the Hornemann Institute of the HAWK / University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim (Germany):
These Online Courses have been conceived for persons who are dedicated to cultural heritage preservation. 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. 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. Subject matters have been put into multi-media form, i.e., texts are enlivened by images, videos, animated graphics, checklists, etc. The didactic variety and the interactivity of these modules will boost your motivation. 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.