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Vulnerability of cultural heritage to hazards and prevention measures

The workshop will summarise state-of-the-art in the research of vulnerability of cultural heritage to natural and technological hazards in order to improve and up-to-date mutual information about scientific achievements and capacity of research facilities in the pre-Accession to the EU countries and will support transition of this information to the EU countries as well as to the countries of Community’s external policy interests. It will help to select themes for medium term courses and joint or concerted research in the field. It will gather data on relevant national and international funding possibilities. The workshop is aimed to direct cultural heritage research orientation and training of teachers safety and quality of life matters. All this will be used for relevant networking and twinning arrangements and links among pre-Accession to the EU countries, as well as, between them and the EU countries in the area of cultural heritage research.

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The topics will include natural and technological hazards, as e.g. fire, flood, wind, seismicity, terrorism and war effects.


Cichrová, K (CZ); Drozenová, J (CZ); Guttmann, M (RO); Häfner, K (D); Holmberg, J (S); Ilves, H (EE); Kaarto, P (FIN); Käferhaus, J (A); Scholten, S (NL); Sijanec - Zavrl, M (SI); Young, A (UK)

Content of Workshop proceedings

National Presentations - State of the Art Reports
Austria: Reactivation of Historic Natural Ventilation in the Hofburg, Vienna, with Proof of its Functioning by Measuring Campaign and Application of the Results in Schönbrunn Castle, Vienna J. Käferhaus
Czech Republic: Solution to the Environment Issues in the National Museum J. Drozenová
Czech Republic: Problems of Indoor Climate in Exhibition Halls in the Czech Republic - Survey I. Kopecká
Germany: Indoor Climate and Tourisme Effects K. Häfner
Netherlands: Indoor Climate and Tourist Effects: The Situation in the Netherlands S. Scholten
Romania: Indoor Climate and Tourism Effects: The situation in Romania M. Guttmann
Slovenia: Analysing indoor Climate in Building Heritage in Slovenia M. Šijanec Zavrl
United Kingdom: Indoor Climate and Tourism Effects - a UK perspective A. Young, M. Cassar