Paper 441

M.Sc. in Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation. Sustainable mission for education in heritage

Authors: M Hess (1), C Schlieder (2), V Schnier (1), and A Troi (3)

  1. Institute for Archaeology, Heritage Science and Art History, Humanities Faculty, University of Bamberg, Am Zwinger4, 96047 Bamberg (Germany)
  2. Faculty of Information System and Applied Computer Sciences, University of Bamberg, An der Weberei 5, 96047 Bamberg (Germany)
  3. Faculty of Design, Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Am Hofbräuhaus 1, 96450 Coburg (Germany)


This paper will focus on three topics regarding sustainability and heritage. It reflects on the effects on the long-term maintenance and improvement of heritage buildings through energy-efficient interventions. It also addresses how the mindful use of resources and energy in the refurbishment of historic buildings can contribute towards the preservation of finite resources and the environment for future generations. Furthermore, the current state-of-the-art in long-term preservation, aided by new data collected through digital technologies in heritage conservation is discussed. The paper concludes with the presentation of a new Masters’ programme in Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation and its development, and poses the question can an efficient knowledge transfer to future stakeholders by higher education be achieved in order to further the development in sustainability and gain new impulses in the responsibility for cultural heritage.

Keywords: digital technologies;heritage conservation; masters’ program ;long-term data preservation; energy-efficient refurbishment;

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