Denkmal is the leading European trade fair for preservation, restoration and old building renovation.
National and international specialists get together in Leipzig every two years – from craftsmen and
restorers, architects and planners to building owners, volunteers and representatives of public
The event was organised by "Europa-Nostra Germany" in cooperation with "Klassik Stiftung Weimar", "Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz" and "Landesdenkmalamt Berlin"
A panel discussion took place on the major challenges of climate change on cultural heritage conservation and monument preservation. Around 100 people took part in the event.
Demands for the sustainability of cultural building projects and the restoration of monuments were also on the agenda of discussion.
The preservation of monuments is seen as sustainable and resource-saving per se but the certification discussion irritates and alarms the cultural heritage world. The need for an approach adapted to the specifics of cultural heritage preservation, creating a dialogue between cultural heritage preservationists, heritage conservationists, experts and professional politicians is necessary. The Cultural Heritage Green Paper of 2021 addresses the challenges and it was a consensual opinion that it deserves to be more widely publicised.
Chair: Dr. Uwe Koch
President of Europa Nostra Germany
'Young Heritage Professionals Forum' discussed the challenges and difficulties faced by young heritage graduates and professionals.
The panel consisted of young heritage professionals, who took the stage to dig deeper on the issues and debate on possible solutions and appropriate examples to solve them.
Each student and professional put forth one main question to address in the discussion.
The supporters for the event included Europa Nostra Germany, ICOMOS Germany and ESACH (European Students' Association for Cultural Heritage).
The Cottbus university group was involved in the coordination and arrangements made for the panel. The forum was a hybrid event which had around 30students attending physically while around 15 people were present virtually through livestreaming.