Documentation and digitalization
The collection, evaluation and presentation of industrial heritage objects are key tasks of this research department. For documentation, we primarily use and develop imaging techniques. The data gathered in this way are linked together in information systems tailored to their specific content, and form the basis for scholarly discussions and assessments in various disciplines. When it comes to devising concepts compatible with conservation standards for the restoration of heritage objects or their adaptation for a new use, both construction issues and aspects of technological history are taken into account. We also use digital reconstructions to convey knowledge about working and production processes in the mining industry. Another of our tasks is the digitization of collections and museum objects.
- Modern imaging techniques in the conservation of historical monuments
- Testing of new imaging techniques: mining in Castel-Minier, France
- Conservation measures in line with heritage protection standards on an industrial monument: Prosper II
- Project on the preservation of mining history evidence on the original site: The Malakoff towers of the Ruhr
- Project on the preservation of mining history evidence on the original site: the Henrichenburg boat lift