The Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) and Salzburg Declaration on the Conservation and Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

The Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) in "Connecting to the World's Collections: Making the Case for the Conservation and Preservation of our Cultural Heritage", Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria, from October 28 to November 1, 2009.
Dear Colleagues,
Prof. Dr. Hany Hanna, will participate in the Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS), "Connecting to the World's Collections: Making the Case for Conservation and Preservation of our Cultural Heritage," in Salzburg , Austria , from October 28 – November 1, 2009. The seminar, convened by SGS in partnership with the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, will explore global themes, issues, challenges, and successes related to conservation and preservation, building on the IMLS initiative on collections care, Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action.
Seminar participants attend by invitation only and represent more than 35 countries in every region of the world. They are selected for their knowledge and experience in the field of conservation and preservation. Topics such as emergency planning for the protection of valued artifacts will be explored by the participants, leading to a report containing recommendations for worldwide action.
Prof. Hanna considered an International expert in conservation, he been invited to participate at the seminar because of "his own leadership and deep experience with conservation and preservation issues will provide invaluable insights and information as we seek to identify strategies and issues in the care of collections in a variety of contexts around the world. Since the seminar will be highly interactive, encouraging cross-cultural comparisons of data and experiences and providing both formal and informal opportunities to discuss and share best practices".
The general theme of the seminar includes five subjects include:
1) Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery;
2) Raising Awareness and Support;
3) New Preservation Approaches;
4) Education and Training;
5) Assessment and Planning
To follow seminar blog posts by Richard McCoy, Assistant Conservator of Objects at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, please go to
Thank you very much

Prof. Dr. / Hany Hanna

- International Expert in Conservation and Restoration.
- Chief Conservator,
General Director of Conservation, Helwan, El-Saf and Atfeh Sector, Supreme Council of Antiquities
(SCA), Egypt .
- Professor, Institute for Coptic Studies in Cairo .
- Writer and Reporter, El-Qahera Newspaper , Egypt
- Founder & Former Coordinator for the WG of the International Council of Museum-Conservation
Committee - Wood, Furniture and Lacquer (ICOM-CC- Wood, Furniture and Lacquer).
- Mobil No.: +2-012-4176742
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