International Conference – Das Digitale und die Denkmalpflege (2016)
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany, 28 September – 1 October 2016
On Saturday 1 October 2016 Professor Tim Ayers (University of York) gave a paper at the three-day annual conference of the German national organisation Arbeitskreis Theorie und Lehre der Denkmalpflege (AKTLD; the Working Group on the Theory and Teaching of Monument Conservation). The theme of the conference was the increasing digitisation at all levels within the field of heritage preservation, and how this is changing practice internationally.
Professor Ayers gave a paper on ‘Digitale Rekonstruktion der St.Stephan's Chapel des Houses of Parliament, London’ (The Digital Reconstruction of St. Stephen’s Chapel of the Houses of Parliament, London), focusing on his research and the ground-breaking digital reconstruction of the chapel through the major AHRC-funded project St Stephen's Chapel, Westminster: Visual and Political Culture, 1292-1941.
AKTLD held this 2016 conference at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in collaboration with the Fritz Thyssen Foundation’s study group Bodendenkmäler im Rheinland – Archäologisches Gedächtnis der Städte (Archaeological Monuments in the Rhineland - Urban Archaeological Memory). As well as speakers from across Germany and Professor Ayers from the UK, there were speakers from Austria, Greece, Italy, and Norway: see the full programme.
Main image: Detail from the digital reconstruction of St Stephen's, Westminster, showing the medieval chapel in the 1360s