In May 2012 the EU-Culture Project “Men and Books – for a risk-free use of the European written cultural heritage” officially started with a kick-off meeting of all project partners in Horn/AT. On Wednesday, May 9th the meeting commenced with an introduction of the hosts and guided tour through the historical building of the “Kunsthaus Horn“, housing the European Research Centre for Book- and Paper Conservation-Restoration (project partner) among other institutions.
The next day, May 10th, was reserved for the introduction of the project partners and their roles in the project, discussion of the project activities, planning of the next steps, etc. finished off with some general information on administrative and financial issues.
After this succesful meeting the group enjoyed a well earned lunch at a local restaurant and afterwards had the chance to visit the church archive of Horn.
A big thanks to our hosts in Horn and all participating partners for this succesful and interesting first meeting!!
(from left to right:) Dr. Patricia Engel, European Research Centre for Book- and Paper Conservation-Restoration; Shirin Jacoby, Horner Werkstätten; DI Isabel Peißl, Umweltbundesamt; Prof. Dr. Piotr Oszczanowski, University Wrocław; Sonja Stankowski, Swidnica (translator); Prof. Dr. Zdenek R. Nespor, Charles-University Prague; Bozena Pytel, Swidnica; Dr. Stephan Aderhold, Swidnica/Berlin; Prof. Dr. Katja Sterflinger-Gleixner, BOKU Wien (Coordinator); Dr. Anna Ziemlewska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Vienna; Pastor Waldemar Pytel, Swidnica; Dr. Rene Eckhart, TU Graz; Caroline Maximoff, ICARUS; Dr. Elisabeth Fassold, Umweltbundesamt Wien.