Science in Cultural Heritage (Interdisciplinary thinking)

The seminar “Science in Cultural Heritage. Interdisciplinary thinking” has the goals to introduce the students to the discipline of Heritage science. Heritage science means the science and technologies of understanding and conserving the objects of our heritage such as documents, paintings, sculptures, and buildings. The physics, chemistry and material-science understanding of these objects and of measuring devices, the biology of organisms that can cause degradation, the understanding of the climate and environment – all of these contribute to the short- and long-term strategies for preservation.

The seminar intends to introduce the students to the field of Heritage Science throughout the presentation of specific research topics presented by researchers of the TUM as well as professionals working in the field in external research institutions. The seminar intends to show the interdisciplinary interaction of natural sciences and engineering with the humanities and social sciences.

Hot topics to be covered by the Seminar:

  • Archaeometry;
  • Characterization techniques;
  • New materials and methodologies;
  • Multi-scale imaging;
  • Monitoring and remote sensing;
  • Dating and authenticity;
  • Alteration and ageing;
  • Case studies.
Responsibles Dr. Clarimma Sessa, Prof. Dr. Thomas Danzl, Prof. Dr. Christian Große
Type/ Scope Online Seminar / 2 SWS, 3 ECTS
Language English



WS 2022/23

Preliminary program of the seminar

Semester WiSe 2022
Dates Begin 20.10.2021, 15:00 - 16:45
Every Thursday 15:00 - 16:45
Links TUMonline

SS 2022

Preliminary program of the seminar

Semester SuSe 2022
Dates Begin 28.04.2022, 15:30 - 17:00
Every Thursday 15:30 - 17:00
Links TUMonline

WS 2021/22

Program of the seminar

Semester WiSe 2021
Dates Begin 21.10.2021, 16:30 - 18:30
Every Thursday 16:30 - 18:30
Links TUMonline