Practices

ACS has been working in surveys, inventories, investigation and practical monument and object preservation for more than 10 years with a team of ambitious conservators, archaeologists, art historians, geologists and engineers. 

ACS has its own laboratory for rock engineering and historical material investigations and offices in Göttingen and Berlin/Germany.

ACS works worldwide and has conducted surveys and studies and educational campaigns, trainings and workshops in applied conservation in different countries.

In the following projects you will find examples of our work:

Projects

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PETRA

2009 - 2020

Evaluation of desalination and restoration methods and materials applied at the rock cut facades in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Petra in Jordan.

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WILHELMSHÖHE

2020

Survey, investigation, ultrasonic velocity measurements, damage mapping, and preventive conservation planning of the `Grotto of Pluto´of the UNESCO-World Heritage Site Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel /Germany

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BEIRUT

2019

Training course on „Post-Conflict Recovery of Cultural Heritage“ for TU-Berlin in cooperation with GJU Amman, Lebanese University Beirut and Archaeological Heritage Network in Beirut, Byblos and Baalbek / Lebanon.

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AMMAN

2019

Training course on „Post-Conflict Recovery of Cultural Heritage“ for TU-Berlin in cooperation with GJU Amman, Lebanese University Beirut and Archaeological Heritage Network in Amman / Jordan.

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LYCIA

2015 - 2017

Research campaign and comparative study on the limestone weathering of the rock cut monuments of the Lycian sites of Myra, Xanthus, Tlos and Fethiye in Turkey.  

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SAN LUIS POTOSI

2015

Geological studies on volcanic tuffs used as natural building stones in the historical center (UNESCO-World Heritage Site) of San Luis Potosi / Mexico.

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MEXICO CITY

2014

Survey, investigation and damage mapping at the aztec UNESCO World Heritage Site Templo Mayor, Mexico City / Mexico.

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GUADALAJARA

2009

Survey, investigation, desalination and restoration planning of the Santa Monica Church facade in Guadalajara / Mexico.

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SILK ROAD

2019 - 2020

Ultrasonic survey and investigation of the early Buddhist sculptures from the collection of the Museum of Asian Art in Berlin.

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WILHELMSTHAL

2019 - 2020

Survey, investigation, damage mapping, 3D-modeling and restoration planning of the `Small Cascade´of the UNESCO site Wilhelmsthal in Calden /Germany. We will present our work at the conference attached.

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NAQSCH-E ROSTAM

2019

Comparative studies of the rock architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Nasch-e Rostam in Iran.

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ARMENIA

2018

Survey, investigation and petro-pysical measurements of the main building stones in Armenian heritage in coorperation with the Georg-August-University Göttingen.

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ANGKOR

2009 - 2016

Survey, investigation and experimental conservation of contour scaling weathering, identified by UNESCO as the main deterioration form at the Angkor temples in Cambodia.

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MYRA

2015

Survey, investigation and damage mapping of the rock cut facades of the sea necropolis and the river necropolis at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Myra in Lycia / Turkey.

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WEST BENGAL

2012

Research focusing on wall paintings from the Aurel Stein Collection at the National Museum New Delhi / India.

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WEST BENGAL

2009

Survey, investigation and restoration of Hindu historical sites in West Bengal.

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ALEPPO

2018 - 2020

Integrated building documentation and damage assessment regarding war damaged buildings in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the old town of Aleppo in Syria.

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CENTRAL ASIAN

COLLECTION

2017 - 2020

Performing monitoring of environ-mental agents and preventative measures. Examination, inventory condition reporting and treatment of objects for their future exhibition at Humboldt Forum Berlin / Germany

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ARMENIA

2019

Summer School on „Stones in Armenian Architecture“ for Georg-August-University Göttingen in cooperation with NUACA Yerevan, in Yerevan, Zvartnotz and Geghard / Armenia

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VILLA REAL

2017

Survey and investigations on granite weathering and damage mapping and object diagnostic measurements at the medieval Torre de Quintela (Villa Real) in Portugal.

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SIMSIM

2015

Survey and investigation of wallpaintings in the cave monasteries at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kucha in China.

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PLAZUELAS

2014

Survey, investigation, damage mapping and petro-physical studies of the aztec pyramids and its building stones in Plazuelas / Mexico.

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BERLIN

2012

Realisation of a comprehensive care and maintenance programme for the sustainable preservation of the outstanding marble sculptures of the 19th.century in the historic centre of Berlin, Germany.

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LADAKH

2008

Investigations, conservation and restoration on Buddhist wall paintings in the Tsatsapuri temple complex in Alchi (Ladakh/ India). Carried out under the direction of the Tibet Heritage Fund (THF).