At St. Kolumba: The Drowned and the Saved - Transmitting the Spirit of Place-Interpretation / Meaning

Norton, Teresa, Mason, Lesa and Overholt, David C. (2008) At St. Kolumba: The Drowned and the Saved - Transmitting the Spirit of Place-Interpretation / Meaning. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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From 1995-2000, an American interdisciplinary team of mostly Artists, Architects, Art Historians, and Historic Preservationists collaborated on an experiment in documentation at the St. Kolumba sacred historic site and ruin in Cologne Germany, through the Erzbischofliches Diozesanmuseum, Cologne. The Diözesanmuseum had just been given the much-revered site of St. Kolumba in the oldest central part of the city for the design and construction of new architecture for the Diözesan's Collection. Fall of 2007, the new Diözesanmuseum designed by Peter Zumthor opened to the public. This conference provides a unique opportunity to examine the research of the American team that experienced St. Kolumba as a locked, silent, cloistered ruin. And to see the images and interpretations of the site just before the new architecture was introduced, at the moment when the archeological excavations, the Gothic church ruins and the Gottfried Böhm Chapel were absorbed and changed into the new architecture

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Norton, Teresa
Mason, Lesa
Overholt, David C.
Languages: English
Keywords: churches; ruins; archaeological excavations; spirit of place; intangible heritage; interpretation
Subjects: B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 03. Archaeological excavations
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
O. INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 19A. Places of religion and ritual
Name of monument, town, site, museum: St. Kolumba, Cologne, Germany
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 08:48
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2023 13:31
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