How can cultural assets be preserved in the long term?

Preservation of cultural assets – a task for all

Safeguarding and preserving our cultural heritage is one of the main tasks of Dresden’s culture and science institutions. Preventive conservation and the careful restoration serve the purpose of preserving the art treasures. Specialists use the most modern procedures to find the causes for the damage, to repair it and to avoid damage in the future. Research provides answers to important questions: How old is the object? Is it original or a forgery? Which materials have been used during the production? However, other questions arise too: How can we preserve historically-grown cities and adjust them to current challenges? Handling cultural heritage is the starting point for interdisciplinary research, far beyond the borders of the Humanities.