Protecting Heritage with Fraunhofer Innovation - Pilot Project Started in Collaboration with the Dresden State Art Collections and the Saxon State Library
Sixteen Fraunhofer institutes, the Dresden State Art Collections (SKD) and the Saxon State Library - University Library Dresden (SLUB) will cooperate over the next three years on a pilot project for the preservation and restoration of cultural property in Saxony. The required project funding of 1.5 million Euros will be provided by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The Fraunhofer IMW will participate in the project by undertaking a study on the economic factors of cultural heritage. On December 8th, 2015, the project was launched with a kick-off event at the Dresden Royal Palace.
Professor Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft: "The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft counts the protection and preservation of cultural heritage as a concern, because its loss is irreplaceable. That is why we have provided a total of 1.5 million Euros for this three-year project. Sustainable future strategies and innovative technologies are needed to ensure the funds are used as efficiently as possible for the protection of cultural heritage and for the preservation of cultural assets. Today the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has laid a solid foundation for this pilot project and also extended an offer of long-term partnership."