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Researchers of an ASEA-UNINET supported project win first Science Slam at the CHNT 21, 16-18 November 2016, Vienna

Mittwoch, 23. November 2016 - 21:11 Uhr

ASEA-UNINET proudly announces the award won by a collaboration project between two departments of the Vienna University of Technology (Ulrike Herbig, Gudrun Styhler-Aydin, Doris Grandits, Lukas Stampfer from the Institute of History of Art, Building Archeology and Restoration together with Ulrich Pont from the Department of Building Physics and Building Ecology), the Danube University Krems (Patricia Engel from the European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration) and the Universitas Gadjah Mada (Ikaputra,  from the Department of Architecture and Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Yogyakarta). The aim of the project was to develop a concept of restoration and find a way of climate adequate maintenance of the Affandi Museum (Yogyakarta, Indonesia).

The Affandi Museum Indonesia is a well known place for modern Indonesian art. Affandi was a very important artist and had a great influence on ideas about humanism, nationalism and democracy, making him a leading humanist figure. He contributed largerly through Expressionist paintings but also by incentives in architectual design. The museum that was established to display his artwork was also designed by Affandi himself. Importantly, through Affandi's outstanding work Yogyakarta became the center for modern art in Indonesia.

The Affandi Museum encompasses different galleries of Affandi's artwork


Unfortunately weather and climatic conditions had a deteriorating effect on the museum's condition, thereby posing a critical threat to Indonsias's contemporary cultural heritage. During a stay in Austria Kartika Affandi, Affindi's daughter, got into contact with Austrian researchers - an initiative dialogue about the comprehensive restoration of the building began.

The Affandi museum (outside)


The collaboration between the different institutions aimed at achieving a sustainable restoration and generating a concept of maintenance for the Affandi museum. The project ranged from several stages and encompassed a documentation by images, measurements by hand, a deformation survey by 3D laser scanner and a research of the history of construction. Researchers from different fields have been collaborating, transferred the fundamentals of their integrative approach in form of a scientific publication and also presented the joint project during a conference in Vienna - thereby also winning a special price.

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Affandi himself


Every year the Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT) is taking place in the city hall of Vienna, every time focusing on a different topic. The 21st CHNT, this year's programme, dealt with Urban Archeology and Data. It was held between November 16-18, 2016.

A speciality was the Science Slam which was held for the first time at the CHNT and won by two researchers from the ASEA-UNINET supported Affandi museum project. They enthused the jury with their artistic performance demonstrating their project on the Museum Affandi. We warmly congratulate Doris Grandits and Lukas Stampfer to their great performance!

Science slam winners Doris Grandit and Lukas Stampfer


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