The World Heritage City of Salzburg as an international platform for monument conservation
Monumento Salzburg, the trade fair for monument preservation, which is being held in the important cultural city of Salzburg, not only promotes relevant knowledge among planners, restorers and craftsmen, but also contributes towards raising awareness of monument preservation among the broader public.
The trade fair reflects the current state of technology for handling our building and art monuments, and it offers an overview of the modern products and processes, as well as the time-tested traditional ones, that are used in conservation and restoration.
The lecture programme on offer in 2012, which is dedicated primarily to the topic of wood in monument preservation and which will feature speakers from Austria as well as its neighbours Germany and South Tyrol, will provide additional scope for the interdisciplinary and international exchange of expertise in this area," explains Dr Barbara Neubauer, President of the Federal Monuments Office in Vienna.
Monument preservation, monument protection, archaeological monument preservation, and restoration are the key focal points of the "Monumento Salzburg" public trade fair, being held on 12 - 14 January 2012 at Messezentrum Salzburg.
"The trade fair will act as an 'experts exchange' for an international audience and will also offer lectures and discussions on current topics. This will enable knowledge and expertise to be shared on a transregional level. Furthermore, companies will have the opportunity to take part in a 'Forum' in one of the exhibition halls, where their representatives can present lectures themselves," explains Henrik Häcker, CEO of Messezentrum Salzburg.
With regard to the international exchange of expertise, Salzburg is an ideal location for a trade fair of this kind, as the city's old town is a World Heritage Site. Accordingly, Salzburg has many historical monuments and the necessary expertise for handling historical material.
This trade fair is intended to offer a high-quality, comprehensive representation of the sector, in order to promote and maintain awareness of cultural heritage preservation as well as archaeological monuments, castles and churches. The trade fair will offer craftsmen, architects, restorers and monument owners an overview of many different products and processes used in the restoration, preservation and conservation of (archaeological) monuments.
The preparations are already underway for the lecture programme of the 2012 trade fair. The first written registrations from exhibitors have already been received.
The entry ticket for Monumento can also be used as a free pass for Salzburg's "Neue Residenz" museum and for "Panorama Museum" on Residenzplatz.