News about EwaGlos – Glossary of Conservation Terms

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European Illustrated Glossary of Conservation Terms for Wall Paintings and Architectural Surfaces

The mobility of conservation specialists in Europe and the tenders of contracts on the European level are increasing at the same speed as the public’s interest in their cultural heritage and the preservation measures shown e.g. at the European Heritage Days. But communication is still difficult because the conservation terminology is not yet standardised in Europe and the dissemination to the general population not sufficient.

As a result, this consortium of seven institutions from seven different European countries with different languages and cultural heritage – supported by associated partners and external experts with another four European languages – developed a richly illustrated glossary, including informative photos and sketches: concise texts and demonstrative illustrations are designed to help readers quickly grasp and understand each term, even across language barriers. The main activities during the 24 months duration was to clarify the terminology of the conservation of wall painting and architectural surfaces among Europe conservation and restoration specialists, to get an excellent translation of the terminology.

The languages are:
English, French, German, Croatian, Italian, Turkish, Spanish, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish and Bulgarian.

The glossary is now available to the general public as a free download on the internet. The book comprise about 420 pages: introduction, approximately 220 terms, material appendix, 11 indices, literature.

You can download the book under:

Hornemann Institute | HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst

The EwaGlos-Project have also been published as a publication: EwaGlos – European Illustrated Glossary of Conservation Terms for Wall Paintings and Architectural Surfaces, ed. by Angela Weyer, Pilar Roig Picazo, Daniel Pop, JoAnn Cassar, Aysun Özköse, Jean-Marc Vallet and Ivan Srša (Series of publications by the Hornemann Institute 17), Petersberg 2015 ISBN: 978-3-7319-0260-7 | www.imhof-verlag.de

Reference:

HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst

Hornemann Institute