Preservation of European architectural history through the establishment of Building Archives and transfer of knowledge about heritage conservation and restoration workshops for relevant professional
The importance of knowing about historical building techniques and building materials within the preservation or the authentic restoration of cultural assets has more and more become the centre of interest. Visible expression of this is the Saxon Archive of Constructive Elements, whose concept has been developed in cooperation with the Chamber of Crafts Leipzig, the Regional Heritage Conservation Office in Saxony and the Association for the Promotion of Crafts and Heritage Conservation - Trebsen Manor. The project objective is to set up such centers of excellence for knowledge on preservation in the partner countries, in which knowledge is to be collected and exhibited as well as passed on in the form of restoration workshops. This will contribute to maintaining the European cultural heritage, vocational education and training and sustainable use of resources.
The project “ARCHE – Constructional cultural assets in the vocational education and training” started in 2010 on the initiative of the Förderverein für Handwerk und Denkmalpflege e.V. – Rittergut Trebsen.
The project „ARCHE“ has been presented by Leipziger Messe GmbH in its newsletter European Trade Fair for Conservation, Restoration and Old Building Renovation denkmal 2012. You can read the article "Denkmalschutz in der Praxis: ARCHE - Projekt - Deutschland inspiriert internationale Partner zur Einrichtung von historischen Bauteil-Archiven", published in October 2011 here:
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In Restauration old handcraft comes to new honor. Specialists mastering traditional techniques are sought. This article in the German magazine „Der Spiegel“ illustrates this.