Final Conference

The CLIMATE FOR CULTURE project will come to an end this year after five years of successful research cooperation. In this respect we look forward to presenting the final results of our fruitful work during our final conference in Munich (Germany).
Wednesday and Thursday, 9 – 10 July 2014

Max-Joseph-Saal and Kaisersaal, Munich Residenz (Residenzstr. 1, 80333 Munich, Germany)

Public presentation of the final results:

During the two days of the conference, partners will present the tools and methodologies developed within the project (8.30 to 17.00, Max Joseph Saal, Munich Residenz). These are intended to support decision makers and heritage owners in managing historic buildings in a sustainable way.

The event will open with a keynote lecture by the internationally renowned climatologist, Prof. Dr. Guy Brasseur, Director of the German Climate Service Center in Hamburg, Germany.

For more information please see the final programme here.
  • Abstracts and presentations

    Abstracts to the presentations that will be given at the final conference on Wednesday and Tuesday are available here.

The two days will be accompanied by a festive evening reception:

Closing Ceremony:

The festive ceremony will take place on the evening of 10 July from 18.00 to 22.30 (Kaisersaal, Munich Residenz).

Invited speakers are:
  • Johannes Hintersberger
    State Secretary, Bavarian State Ministry of Finance, Regional Development and Regional Identity
  • Bernd Schreiber
    President, Bavarian Administration of State Palaces, Gardens and Lakes
  • Dr. Angelika Niebler
    Member of the European Parliament
  • Prof. Dr. Alfred Gossner
    Executive Vice President for Finance, Controlling and Information Systems,

  • Dr. Kurt Vandenberghe
    Director, European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation

Scientific lecture: The Cultural History of Climate
                                 Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Behringer
                                 University of Saarbrücken

Dr. Johanna Leissner
                      Coordinator of the CLIMATE FOR CULTURE project, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

The ceremony will be followed by a reception and buffet accompanied by the Munich String Quartet with Minuets as well as Music of the 1920s.

Please download the programme here.

The Munich Residenz is the former royal palace of the House of Wittelsbach and served as the seat of government and residence of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings from 1508 to 1918. It was transformed over the centuries into a magnificent palace, making the Residenz today the largest city palace in Germany. The architecture, interior decoration and works of art collected are from the Renaissance, early Baroque and Rococo periods and the neoclassical era. They all bear witness to the discriminating taste and the political ambition of the Wittelsbach dynasty.

The Residenz houses a number of museums and monuments maintained by the Bavarian Administration of State Palaces, Gardens and Lakes (along with other cultural institutions).

How to get there:
The Residenz is located in the centre of the city and can easily be reached by public transport. Please note: The Residenz is a large building complex. Access to the Max-Joseph-Saal is via 'Residenzstraße', Chapel Court (see mid left of floor plan, link below).

For more information click here.

How to register:

The CLIMATE FOR CULTURE event is an open conference, but with limited seating, so registration is required until Friday, 27 June 2014. Registration can be completed online by using the registration form here.


The CLIMATE FOR CULTURE team especially thanks the partner „Bayerische  Verwaltung  der staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen“ (Bavarian Administration of Stateowned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes) for hosting the final event in the Munich Residenz.
Video Statement by Prof. Dr. Klaus Sedlbauer, Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP      Video Statement by Dr. Kurt Vandenberghe, Director, European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation
Video Statement by Dr. Angelika Niebler, Member of the European Parliament      Video Statement by Bernd Schreiber, President, Bavarian Administration of State Castles, Lakes and Gardens