Online Courses

Next online courses run from 16 September to 17 November 2019

Microbial Infestation of Objects of Art and Cultural Heritage
16 September to 17 November 2019

Restoration Theories and Methods from 1945 to the Present Day
16 September to 17 November 2019

The Examination of Transparent Coatings on Furniture and Wooden Objects
16 September to 17 November 2019

Conservation of Globes
16 September to 17 November 2019


Following courses are in German language:

Sicherer Umgang mit kontaminiertem Kulturgut
(Working safely with contaminated cultural heritage)
16 September to 17 November 2019

Fotografie als Werkzeug der Dokumentation und Untersuchung
(Photography as a tool for documentation and investigation)
16 September to 17 November 2019

Grundlagen der Holzkunde
Eigenschaften – Verwendung – Schäden – Untersuchungsmethoden
erläutert am Beispiel von Eichenholz

(Basic wood science
Features - use - damage - examination methods
explained by the example of oak)
16 September to 17 November 2019

Saccharidische Bindemittel und Kleber
(Saccharide Binding Media and Adhesives)
16 September to 17 November 2019

Schädigung von Kulturgut durch Salze
(Damage to Cultural Heritage from Salt)
16 September to 17 November 2019

Erhaltung von Wachsmoulagen
(Conservation of Wax Moulages)
16 September to 17 November 2019


By way of its internet-based training modules, the Hornemann Institute opens up new perspectives for continuing professional training of conservation specialists. The modules have been conceived for persons who are dedicated to cultural heritage preservation. You will be systematically encouraged to bring in and reflect your personal professional experience in a discerning way. Via Internet, you can retrieve the subject matters of your choice, irrespective of any temporal or geographical constraints, thereby avoiding time loss at work and saving travelling expenses.

Subject matters have been put into multi-media form, i.e., texts are enlivened by images, videos, animated graphics, checklists, etc. The didactic variety and the interactivity of these modules will boost your motivation.

The modules facilitate individual studying with regard to time management, learning speed and the depth of knowledge you wish to achieve.

You can check your personal progress with the help of tests. While solving test problems, you can use your acquired skills. Glossaries, bibliographical references and the integration of available Internet resources will supplement the teaching materials.

Tutors will assist you whenever you encounter technical or content-related difficulties.

Some of the Hornemann Institute's E-learning courses are presently only available in German. Distant students will be granted a Hornemann Institute certificate upon successful completion of the program and passing a final on-line examination. In case of need we can order to certify the certificate with the Apostille. For this service we must charge 30 Euro including all fees and postage.

For some of these courses credit points can be awarded for the study at the Faculty of Architecture, Engineering and Conservation. Information about The HAWK Study Programmes - Information for International Applicants (1,7 MB) you find here.

In case of a participation of three or more members of a company or an institution in the same course, the participants or the purchasers will receive a reduction of 20% on request.

A flyer about e-learning is available for download here (552 KB).

With the online courses of the Hornemann Institute learn restorers on all continents. An overview can be found here.

The primary aim of the Hornemann Institute is world wide knowledge transfer. We customize current scientific results within the scope of conservation and restoration to fit the needs of international specialists.



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