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9–11 October 2017

The workshop is the first stage in the research project for the tender entitled

Preserving and promoting the Art Nouveau heritage in the Danube region.

This three-day event is intended to offer insight into how various decorative architectural elements of Art Nouveau buildings are restored in the 21st century. The guest presenters, all of whom are outstanding experts in their respective fields of restoration in Hungary, will unveil the technical solutions that usually stay concealed behind the visible decorations, detailing the diverse materials employed, the different types of damage that may occur and how to treat them, as well as opportunities for conservation and restoration. A restorer must always bear in mind factors of authenticity and the best measures to take to preserve the works in question, while also paying attention to the prevailing conditions in the built environment.

Date: 9–11 October 2017
Venue: Museum of Applied Arts (Address: H-1091 Budapest, Üllői út 33–37)


9 October 2017 (Monday)
• 9.00–9.15 Opening speech by Dr Zsombor Jékely
• 9.15–12.15 The restoration of Art Nouveau mosaics
presented by Dr habil. Miklós Ernő Balázs, collaborators: Mária Brutyó and Dr Brigitta Mária Kürtösi
• Lunch break
• 13.00–16.00 Art Nouveau terrazzo flooring
presented by Róbert Kiss

10 October 2017 (Tuesday)
• 9.00–12.00 The restoration of architectural glass
presented by Dr Éva Mester
• Lunch break
• 13.00–16.00 Restoring architectural ceramics
presented by Klára Csáki and László Czifrák

11 October 2017 (Wednesday)
• 9.00–12.00 Restoring wrought iron works from the Art Nouveau period
presented by András Jeges, collaborator: Eszter Szatmáriné Bakonyi
• Lunch break
• 13.00–16.00 The restoration of Art Nouveau murals and decorative paintwork
presented by Dr habil. István Bóna, collaborator: Dr Brigitta Mária Kürtösi

Participation in the programme is free of charge, but please register in advance.

The language of the programme is Hungarian.

The project is realised as part of the Danube Transnational Programme, with the financial support of the European Regional Development Fund, the European Union and the Hungarian state.


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