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Technical Visits

When: Sep 6 at 13:00.

Please note that ONE Technical Visit is included in full conference registration. To sign up for a visit, please register online.

All departures will be from the conference venue and will return at 17:00 - some tours will end before 17:00. Please ensure you wear appropriate footwear when attending the visits. Please note that no refreshments will be served on the visits. Tours are based on min. 10 delegates and you will be contacted if the tour will be cancelled.

1: Exhibiting light-sensitive items in the Royal Danish Library

Address: Departure from the venue to Royal Danish Library, the Black Diamond, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1 1221 København

This tour will focus on the challenges faced when exhibiting light-sensitive items within the Black Diamond. Visitors will get to see the permanent and contemporary exhibitions in the library and hear about how microfadeometry, light mapping and our light policy are used to manage the risk of fading. It will also be possible to visit the studio with the microfading equipment in use.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 20
Transportation Walking: 25 minutes
Website http://www.kb.dk/da/dia/

2: Joint storage facility building project and - visit to the Royal Danish Library's stacks FULLY BOOKED

Address: Departure from the venue to Royal Danish Library, Faculty Library of Humanities, Karen Blixens Plads 7, 2300 København S

Learn about the joint storage facility of The National Museum and Royal Danish Library, a 30,000 m2 multi-purpose storage facility for cultural heritage to be inaugurated in 2021. To lower overall energy consumption, the facility will include sections with passive climate control for the majority of the collections, and sections with conventional mechanical air conditioning for cold storage of more sensitive collections. This tour also takes participants through Royal Danish Library’s storage facility from 2008, which is controlled by a conventional mechanical air conditioning system that is fine-tuned through seasonal adjustments of the system’s climate set points to save energy.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 20
Transportation Walking: 40 minutes
Website -

3: Department of Preservation at Royal Danish Library

Address: Departure from the venue to Lergravsvej 59 2300 København S

A visit to the conservation workshop at Lergravsvej. The tour will focus on conservations projects and show you preparatory work with large unregistered collections, which are currently placed on pallets prior to the move to the new storage facilities in 2021. Visitors will also get to see the work areas out in the stacks and hear about the logistics and flow necessary when preparing such considerable amounts of material with a strict deadline. It will also be possible to see the box-making facilities and learn about our work with standard boxes for these collections and how the boxes will be used in the new storage buildings.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 45
Transportation Short bus ride
Website http://www.kb.dk/da/nb/fag/bib/bibfag/Fysisk_Bevaring/

4: Digitization at the National Library - CANCELLED

Address: Departure from the venue to Lergravsvej 59 2300 København S

This tour will take participants through The National Library’s preservation imaging studios, where endangered two-dimensional originals, such as books, photographs, and archival materials are digitized. Learn about the processes and equipment used to support these efforts, as well as workflows and quality control. There will also be demonstrations of how image processing is used for digital restoration and image enhancement. Tour participants will also visit the library’s digitization facility, where the library’s general high-volume imaging for greater access is executed.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 20
Transportation Short bus ride
Website http://www.kb.dk/da/kb/service/digitalisering/index.html

5: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. School of Conservation

Address: Departure from the venue to Esplanaden 34 1263 København K

The School of Conservation educates conservators (at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. level) and conducts research which contributes to the preservation of cultural and natural heritage.

The curriculum is based on conservation science, which aims to prevent and treat the deterioration of objects of cultural and natural heritage in the broadest sense of the word. The profession is characterised by its mix of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. It includes the ability to assess ethical, aesthetic, humanistic, technical and scientific issues in a systematic way.

The School of Conservation offers 5 Bachelor programmes and a Master’s programme positioned in various locations at the school. The visit will be a tour round the 5 programmes: Graphic Art, Pictorial Art, Objects Conservation, Monumental Art and Natural History.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 75
Transportation Walking: 45 minutes
Website https://kadk.dk/konservatorskolen

6: Medicinsk Museion

Address: Departure from the venue to Bredgade 62 1260 København K

The Medical Museion’s main exhibition and event site is located on Bredgade in the inner city of Copenhagen. The museum is located at the former Royal Academy of Surgeons, from 1787, and adjacent buildings in Frederiksstaden, a Copenhagen neighborhood which is a candidate for inclusion in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

The focus of the Medical Museion’s research programme is medical history, medical humanities, medical science communication and medical museology.

The Medical Museion has one of the biggest and richest historical collections of medical artefacts in Europe. The collections contain 150,000 - 250,000 artefacts, in addition to a large image collection, a document archive, and a historical book collection.

The visitors will be guided by a staff conservator who will discuss the challenges faced by a medical history museum with such a varied collections of artefacts.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 25
Transportation Walking: 40 minutes
Website http://www.museion.ku.dk/da/

7: SMK - National Gallery of Denmark FULLY BOOKED

Address: Departure from the venue to Sølvgade 48-50 1307 København K

A tour of the conservation studios (paintings, art on paper, contemporary art and sculpture) and CATS – Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation.

Home to more than 260,000 artworks, the collections house 700 years of art and art history, from early European Renaissance to cutting-edge contemporary art. On view are works by some of the greatest figures from art history, including: Mantegna, Cranach, Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt and many more; Danish and Nordic art from the birth of Danish painting to the Golden Age and through to the dawn of modernism; modern art from the 20th century and the very latest contemporary art; and finally French art which includes some of the museum's most famous works by artists including Picasso, Braque, Derain and Matisse.

The history of the museum is inextricably bound up with the history of the art collections amassed by Danish monarchs. In 1849 the royal collections became state property as a result of the abolition of absolute monarchy. Together with the king’s collections of paintings and sculptures – also known as The Royal Collection of Paintings – the museum also became home to the Royal Collection of Graphic Art and the Royal Cast Collection. The Royal Collection of Graphic Art is one of the oldest collections of graphic art in the world, comprising drawings, watercolours, etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, photographs, and other forms of art on paper.

CATS specialises in interdisciplinary research into artists’ materials and techniques. It was set up in collaboration between SMK, the National Museum of Denmark, and the School of Conservation at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 80
Transportation Walking: 40 minutes
Website http://www.smk.dk/

8: Rosenborg Castle - Far Eastern Lacquer and Western Japanning FULLY BOOKED

Address: Departure from the venue to Øster Voldgade 4A

The Royal Collection invites you to take a trip around Rosenborg Castle. You will be shown lacquered rooms and items from the Baroque and Regency period (ca 1660-1740).

The trip starts with an original Japanese item of the sort that inspired the European lacquer masters to investigate the possibilities of lacquer. Next come rooms and items where Asian lacquer was imitated in European lacquer and where lacquer was used to imitate other materials, such as tortoise shell and marble. As presented in the Chinese Lacquered Bedroom, the Princess’s Lacquered Tower Room and the Marble room which was created by the King’s first lacquer master in Denmark, Francis de Bray (active in Denmark 1663-1671).

The trip is constructed as a walk through the two periods, so you can get an impression of the change in fashion and the development of the use of lacquer as seen at Rosenborg Castle.

The 400-year-old Renaissance castle was built by King Christian IV whose colourful personality left a strong mark on Danish history. Today, visitors can travel back in time and through the possessions of Christian IV and his heirs get a sense of both everyday life and the festive aspects of royal life over 400 years. The rooms and halls testify to pomp and pageantry, but also to peculiarities, secrets, and a view of the world which was in some ways like ours, and in others very different.

The organisation behind the palace is the Royal Danish Collections, which collects, researches, preserves, and disseminates.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 38
Transportation Walking: 40 minutes
Website http://www.kongernessamling.dk/

9: Rosenborg Castle - The Lehmann Music Cabinet; Masterpiece, Music, and Mechanics FULLY BOOKED

Address: Departure from the venue to Øster Voldgade 4A

This visit includes a presentation and short review of the two Lehmann cabinets in the Royal Danish Collection with emphasis on the Lehmann Music Cabinet, which holds two mechanical music systems: one playing short trumpet fanfares and the other playing sonatas for flute and harpsichord. Both the cabinet and the mechanism built into the cabinet may well be classified as unique for their time. The other cabinet is a true masterpiece with elegant and understated technical details. It will be possible to investigate the interiors and joining details of both cabinets.

The 400-year-old Renaissance castle was built by King Christian IV whose colourful personality left a strong mark on Danish history. Today visitors can travel back in time and through the possessions of Christian IV and his heirs get a sense of both everyday life and the festive aspects of royal life through 400 years. The rooms and halls testify to pomp and pageantry, but also to peculiarities, secrets, and a view of the world which was in some ways like ours, and in others very different.

The organisation behind the palace is the Royal Danish Collections, which collects, researches, preserves, and disseminates.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 27
Transportation Walking: 40 minutes
Website http://www.kongernessamling.dk/rosenborg/besoeg-rosenborg/

10: The Natural History Museum of Denmark, Collection tour at the Zoological Museum

Address: Departure from the venue to Universitetsparken 15

The zoological, botanical and geological collections of the Natural History Museum of Denmark (NHMD) comprise approximately 14 million specimens, which have been collected over a span of 400 years. The specimens are stored in wet, dry and slide collections, and they include preserved animals and plants, tissue samples, a DNA-bank, fossils, minerals and rocks.

The visit will take place at the Zoological Museum. Guided tours will be offered by the collection managers of the museum, and the visitors will be introduced to the large invertebrate and vertebrate collections. Highlights of the collections will be presented: from the epic Danish expeditions around the world to the newest research investigations. The tour will also address preservation issues and the methods used and applied in our collections.

A special visit to the dissection and maceration facilities is included. Here everything, from small mice to gigantic whales, gets dissected and skeletonized before reaching its final destination in the collection.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 60
Transportation Short bus ride
Website http://snm.ku.dk/

11: The Natural History Museum of Denmark, Large-scale moving project

Address: Departure from the venue to Priorparken, 2605 Brøndby

The Natural History Museum of Denmark (NHMD) is about to build a brand new museum within the Botanical Garden. In order to clear the building site, approximately 3.5 million geological and botanical specimens have been meta-registered and moved to a temporary storage facility.

During the visit to the temporary storage facility, the collection managers of the NHMD will describe the moving process: from the preparations to all of the complications encountered and the solutions found, plus the future plans for the storage of the collections.

Moving of the geology collections involved issues such as getting specimens and storage furniture out of old, narrow sub-basement rooms, handling and cleaning of specimens contaminated with mold due to past flooding, handling of hazardous specimens due to the natural occurrence of toxic, radioactive or fibrous minerals, in addition to the weight and fragility issues typically present in such collections.

The botanical collection’s main challenge was its sheer size: More than 2.5 million specimens had to be moved. Procedures were created to pack, freeze disinfect, and store the many herbaria sheets in only 10 months.

During the visit, examples of how NHMD store both herbaria sheets and geological specimens will be presented.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 40
Transportation Bus
Website http://snm.ku.dk/

12: Bevaringscenter Øst and Køge Museum

Address: Departure from the venue to Vasebækvej 30 D, 4600 Køge and Nørregade 4, 4600 Køge

Bevaringscenter Øst is a regional conservation unit serving the cultural history museums within the district. The center conserves many diverse materials and objects and develops new practices when needed.

The center is situated in the medieval town of Køge in the eastern part of Zealand. The staff of six conservation professionals will guide the visitors. The visit will be combined with a tour of Køge Museum, a cultural history museum that reopened in 2015 with new innovative exhibits presenting the long history of Køge.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 50
Transportation Bus ride
Website http://www.koegemuseum.dk/en

13: The DFI Film Archive

Address: Departure from the venue to Naverland 13-15, 2600 Glostrup

The DFI Film Archive holds more than 40,000 film titles. The main part is located in large storage spaces in Glostrup on the outskirts of Copenhagen. The Archive is responsible for updating the National Filmography, readying prints and clips, securing the collection and digitizing the film heritage. The visit will take place in the storage spaces and conservation facilities in Glostrup where the visitors will be introduced to the collection and the many tasks of the archive by the staff conservators.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 24
Transportation Bus ride
Website http://www.dfi.dk/Service/English.aspx

14: The Museum of National History / Frederiksborg Castle FULLY BOOKED

Address: Departure from the venue to Frederiksborg Slot 10, 3400 Hillerød

Frederiksborg Castle is the largest Renaissance Castle in Scandinavia and is situated in Hillerød, north of Copenhagen. The castle was built by King Christian IV in the early decades of the 17th century and incorporates the best of Renaissance architecture and craftsmanship. The visit will include a tour of the conservation studios (paintings, textile and furniture) and a presentation of the restoration of the Audience Room.

Since 1878, Frederiksborg Castle has housed the Museum of National History. A tour through the museum is a tour through 500 years of Danish history illustrated by portraits, history paintings, furniture and decorative art. Here the guest encounters people and events which have shaped Danish history from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. The historical interiors of the museum and the splendorous rooms of the castle give a sensuous impression of changing styles and epochs, as well as the social conventions of earlier times. The collection of portraits is the largest and most significant in Denmark, with new works being continually added to the collection.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 30
Transportation Bus ride
Website http://www.dnm.dk/dk/index.htm

15: The Art Conservation Center and M/S the Maritime Museum of Denmark FULLY BOOKED

Address: Departure from the venue to Kronborg Slot 10B, Ny Kronborgvej 1, 3000 Helsingør

”Kunstkonserveringen” (The Art Conservation Center) is an institution that undertakes the preservation of works of art. It is a public utility association founded in 1978 by the Danish museums. The object of Kunstkonserveringen is to contribute to the preservation of works of art in the 57 affiliated art galleries and museums through conservation and restoration as well as research and supervision of art collections.

The visit starts at the conservation workshops situated on the premises of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kronborg Castle (known from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark”) and is combined with a tour of M/S the Maritime Museum of Denmark, an underground museum designed by the internationally-renowned architecture company BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). The museum’s maritime collections are presented in evocative and dramatic exhibitions.

Website: M/S the Maritime Museum of Denmark

Website: The Art Conservation Center 

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 60
Transportation Bus ride
Website -

16: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Address: Departure from the venue to Gl. Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk

Talk ’A different job for a Conservator – how we roll in Louisiana’ & introduction to the museum.

When Louisiana opened its doors in 1958, the founder, Knud W. Jensen, intended for the museum to be a home for modern Danish art. But after only a few years he changed course, and instead of being a predominantly Danish collection, Louisiana became an international museum with many internationally-renowned works. From the start, Louisiana's exhibition practices followed the tradition at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which in the first half of the twentieth century had become famous – and notorious – for expanding the range of modern art to include architecture, design, photography, film and other genres. On its own account, Louisiana has also supplemented modern art with cultural and ethnographic exhibitions and placed an importance on the versatility of the program by highlighting the interplay among the various artistic fields. From the very beginning, Louisiana was intended to be, to a great extent, a venue for cultural gatherings and debate.

Louisiana is situated in Humlebæk, north of Copenhagen, and is considered a major work of Danish modernist architecture. In the well-balanced style of the late 1950s’discreet modernism, the museum presents itself as a horizontal and understated building complex that fits gracefully and intimately into the landscape.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 264
Transportation Bus ride
Website https://www.louisiana.dk/

17: National Museum of Denmark, Conservation and Natural Sciences

Address: Departure from the venue to I.C. Modewegsvej, Brede, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Scandinavia’s largest conservation institution employs a large range of specialists and is based in the attractive protected buildings at Brede Works, Denmark’s largest protected industrial complex. Apart from working with the National Museum’s collections, large restoration and conservation jobs involving several of the conservation workshops are carried out for external customers. Scientific research is carried out within the Environmental Archaeology and Materials Science unit. The building complex also houses many of the museum’s storage facilities. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the staff and see a wide variety of workshops and laboratories.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 120
Transportation Bus ride
Website http://en.natmus.dk/organisation/conservation-and-science/

18: The Viking ship Museum and Roskilde Cathedral

Address: Departure from the venue to Vindeboder 12, 4000 Roskilde and Domkirkepladsen 3, 4000 Roskilde

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde offers incredible insight into the world of the Vikings and their era. You will be amazed by the five original Viking vessels from the 11th-century, as well as "The Glendalough Sea Stallion". The visit is guided by a conservator and will focus on preventive conservation and risk assessment.

The visit is combined with a guided tour of Roskilde Cathedral which is included on the UNESCO world heritage list. It is a unique and beautiful medieval cathedral. The Viking kings Harold Bluetooth (d. 985) and his son Sweyn Forkbeard (d. 1014), conqueror of England, are buried here. In all, almost 40 kings and queens of Denmark are buried at the cathedral.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 60
Transportation Bus ride
Website http://www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk/en/ http://visit.roskildedomkirke.dk/in-english/

19: The Open Air Museum FULLY BOOKED

Address: Departure from the venue to Kongevejen 100, 2800 Lyngby

The Open Air Museum is a museum of rural architecture focusing on landscapes, buildings and people. Arriving at the museum, you enter a different world: the countryside of historic Denmark. It is not difficult to imagine yourself transported centuries back in time, strolling along the gravel roads and visiting the fully-furnished homes of the people of the past, such as the peasant, the wealthy miller, the village weaver or the residents of the poorhouse. The tour guides are the chief architect, who is responsible for maintaining the buildings of the museum, and the conservator in charge of the objects exhibited in the houses

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 25
Transportation Bus ride
Website http://en.natmus.dk/museums/the-open-air-museum/

20: Gothic wall paintings tour

Address: Departure from the venue

The churches in Undløse and Skamstrup are located ca. 100 km west of Copenhagen in some of the most beautiful countryside in west Zealand. The recently re-restored wall paintings in Undløse, dated 1400-25, are considered to be among the best examples of Gothic art in Denmark. The complicated and interesting restoration history will be presented. The paintings in Skamstrup, from two periods, 1375-1400 and 1460-80, are still pending re-restoration, and the challenging cleaning problems will be explained and discussed.   

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 60
Transportation Bus ride
Website -

21: Outdoor Sculptures of stone

Address: Departure from the venue

A walking tour of monuments and memorials. This tour will take you through central Copenhagen and enlighten you on some of the important stone monuments. Your guide will be an experienced stone conservator, who will highlight the conservation history of the monuments.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 30
Transportation Walking tour
Website -

22: Outdoor sculptures of metal

Address: Departure from the venue

Sculptures of metal in the open air require special care. Conservators from The National Museum of Denmark’s sculpture workshop will show you sculptures made out of different metals created using different techniques and will discuss how they were restored. Furthermore we will take a look at ongoing restoration projects in a statue park, a monument and on buildings all in the center of Copenhagen. If you plan on going on this technical visit, it is advisable - but not a necessity - to bring binoculars

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 30
Transportation Walking tour
Website -

23: Architectural paint

Address: Departure from the venue

A walking tour of architectural paint. The tour guides are paintings conservators specialized in architectural paint research and will present significant decorations in buildings in the inner city of Copenhagen from the 18th century up to today.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 30
Transportation Walking tour
Website -

24: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek - CANCELLED

CANCELLED

The Glyptotek is a museum of the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean, from the beginning of history in Mesopotamia, the Egypt of the pharaohs, ancient Greece, Etruria and the Roman Empire, as well as Danish and French art from the 19th century, including Degas, Rodin, Gauguin, van Gogh, Cézanne and Danish Golden Age and Neo-Classicism. It was the aim of the founder, brewing magnate Carl Jacobsen, to enrich his fellow citizens with art of international stature. It was his conviction that works of art should not be arranged according to scientific systems, as in a museum, but that they should speak directly to the individual visitor. This tour will include a visit to the conservation studio and the open studio, which displays the conservation and restoration of 2 equestrian plaster statues to the public.

The museum building for the collection of French and Danish art was built in a historicist style, inspired by the Venetian Renaissance, and opened in 1897. The interior is richly decorated with painted ceilings, friezes in relief along the walls, mosaic floors and marble columns. In 1906 a four-winged building around a colonnaded central hall in a more classical style was added to house Jacobsen’s collection of antiquities. Between the two main buildings is a large winter garden surmounted by a glass cupola. A modern, climate-controlled building, designed by architect Henning Larsen to house the collection of French paintings, was completed in 1996.

Start and finish time CANCELLED
Max. number attendees CANCELLED
Transportation CANCELLED
Website http://www.glyptoteket.dk/

25: Museum of Copenhagen: Exhibitions

Address: Stormgade 18 - 1555 København K

The Museum of Copenhagen covers all periods of the history of Copenhagen. In the Spring 2018, the museum will move into newly-renovated exhibition rooms at Stormgade 18 in the very center of the city. Aside from a unique opportunity to visit the historical building before the collections move in, the visitors will be introduced to the thoughts and principles behind the design of the new exhibition space. Special attention will be paid to light, air quality and microclimate.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 25
Transportation Walking: 16 minutts
Website https://cphmuseum.kk.dk/en/indhold/home

26: Museum of Copenhagen: Excavation

Address: Departure from the conference venue

The Museum of Copenhagen acts as the local archaeological authority with responsibility for the archaeological heritage of the city. The museum assesses current developments in the municipality and evaluates the risk that ancient monuments will be affected. The museum can recommend and launch an archaeological survey of the area, if necessary. The visit will take you on a stroll through the historical center of town with particular focus on the sites where major archaeological investigations have been carried out and discussion of the challenges in city archaeology, including field conservation methods. If possible, a visit to an ongoing excavation will be included.

Start and finish time Start time from the venue 13:00 hrs
Max. number attendees 25
Transportation Walking: 16 minutes
Website https://cphmuseum.kk.dk/en/indhold/home