Crowdfunding campaign launched to promote young restoration workers

5.3.2020

"Be part of it and save your heritage" - this is the motto of the crowdfunding campaign of the Pompeii Sustainable Preservation Project (PSPP) to support young restoration workers from all over the world. The aim of the campaign, which will run from 5 March to 8 April 2020, is to offer up to 16 students a place at the PSPP's International Conservation Summer Academy in Pompeii. This not only represents a sustainable contribution to the preservation of our cultural heritage but will also give the students the opportunity to get to know our cultural heritage from a new perspective!

Crowdfunding campaign
© Fraunhofer IBP
The aim of the campaign is to offer up to 16 students the chance to attend the PSPP's International Conservation Summer Academy in Pompeii.

The Fraunhofer IBP crowdfunding campaign is part of the TransferFinance project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW, which is investigating crowdfunding as an alternative financing option. The Conservation Summer Academy is the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s second crowdfunding project.

The concept of this unique academy is the combination of practical restoration work and scientific analysis. Because the preservation of our cultural heritage is one of the great challenges of our time. Climate-related changes and their impact on our cultural heritage place new demands on restoration experts, who bear a great responsibility.

In order to preserve the original substance of buildings and ruins for future generations, sound professional training is essential. Running for the third time, the Conservation Summer Academy is being held in Pompeii this year. As well as offering such training, it also promotes intercultural exchange and international cooperation.

Thanks to the financial support of the Katrinzky Foundation, 8 students are currently able to attend the Conservation Summer Academy. However, the aim is to offer 16 young restoration specialists this opportunity. After all, the higher the number of participants, the greater the transfer of knowledge and the contribution we can make towards preserving our cultural heritage. The knowledge gained will be spread by the participants, thus creating sustainable added value for cultural heritage worldwide.

Financial support will help promote the training of young restoration professionals and make a contribution to the preservation of our cultural heritage.

Support the campaign and find out more about the team and the Conservation Summer Academy at: https://www.startnext.com/conservation-summer-academy

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The Conservation Summer Academy team would like to thank you for your contribution!