German pavilion at second denkmal Moscow in October
New venue: Artplay Design Center in Moscow
In less than seven months, denkmal Moscow 2013 – Russia’s foremost trade show devoted to heritage preservation, restoration and museum technology – will be hosted at the Artplay Design Centre from 3-5 October 2013. Once again, the exhibition will concentrate all aspects of the preservation of cultural treasures under one roof. denkmal Moscow is being hosted by die Leipziger Messe International (a subsidiary of German trade fair corporation Leipziger Messe) and the Moscow-based company Kultura i Nasledje (Culture & Heritage). "We are delighted to be continuing our good cooperation with our Russian partners. The debut of denkmal Moscow in autumn 2011 showed that there’s a demand for a specialist exhibition of this type in the Russian Federation," said Markus Geisenberger, CEO of Leipziger Messe.
Being held for the second time in 2013, denkmal Moscow is aimed at building contractors, specialist craftsmen, conservationists, heritage authorities, architects, planners, museums, and private, church and public developers and investors. The exhibition will showcase all the areas involved in the preservation of cultural heritage. This includes the restoration of wood, paper, precious stones, paintings, bronze, tombs, stone and ceramics as well as archaeology, museum equipment, and the preservation of historical town centres, monasteries, convents and parks. Besides the exhibition, a varied conference and seminar programme will provide an ideal forum for expert debate.
New venue: Artplay
For the next denkmal Moscow, a venue has been found which couldn’t be more suitable for the various strands of the exhibition. The Artplay Design Center, a former factory complex, is a perfect example of the conversion of disused industrial architecture. “This matches the key theme of the exhibition of the upcoming denkmal Moscow – for in 2013, the trade show will again be focusing on the revamping and repurposing of historical architecture under modern conditions,” explained Markus Geisenberger, adding: “Conversion plays a particularly crucial role in Russia. That emerged during the meetings and discussions during denkmal Moscow in 2011.”
Support from the German Ministry of Economics and Technology
The German Ministry of Economics and Technology has also pledged to lend its support when denkmal Moscow is held in autumn 2013. Manufacturers, professional craftspeople, restorers, service providers and architects will have the opportunity to show their products and skills in a prestigious setting at the expo. Leipziger Messe International will be organizing a subsidized pavilion for exhibitors from Germany. It is doing so in collaboration with the ZDH German Confederation of Skilled Crafts and Leipzig Chamber of Small Industries and Skilled Trades.
In addition, other national pavilions representing Poland, France and Italy are expected.
denkmal Moscow modelled on denkmal Leipzig
The concept behind denkmal Moscow is based on the successful denkmal – the European Trade Fair for Conservation Restoration and Old Building Renovation, which has been held in Leipzig every two year since 1994, an international meeting place which welcomes all those involved in the preservation of cultural heritage. However, the areas covered at denkmal Moscow have been adapted to the specific needs of the Russian market. For example, more emphasis is placed on the conversion of historical buildings under modern conditions. denkmal Moscow also focuses on icon paintings and the restoration of churches, monasteries and convents.
The Russian Federation was also the official partner country when denkmal was held for the tenth time in 2012. Accordingly, Leipzig and Moscow enjoy a close relationship which holds out the promise of continued positive collaboration. “The many conversations with exhibitors and visitors at denkmal in Leipzig confirm the high interest in denkmal Moscow. We can therefore look forward to what will doubtless be another successful exhibition in Moscow – especially given the ideal conditions afforded by the Russian market,” declared Markus Geisenberger.
denkmal Moscow is Russia’s first exhibition for heritage preservation, restoration and museum technology. When held for the first time from 29 September to 1 October 2011, denkmal Moscow was attended by 2,700 trade visitors from 15 countries keen to find out all about the products and services relevant to heritage conservation displayed by the more than 60 exhibitors. Moreover, seminars, lectures and round table debates featuring leading Russian and international experts increased the exhibition’s appeal. denkmal Moscow is organized by the Moscow company Kultura i Nasledje (Culture & Heritage) and Leipziger Messe International, a subsidiary of German trade fair company Leipziger Messe. The next denkmal Moscow will be held at the Artplay Design Center from 3–5 October 2013.
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