The International Convention Center for Cultural Heritage Preservation IZKK sees itself as an educational institution. This means to report about the cultural heritage and especially the possibilities of its preservation, to secure it and to pass it on.
In order to protect historical buildings, cultural assets and art objects, the causes of damage must be investigated. In addition, ways to preserve them from further damage and to preserve and conserve them in a way that is appropriate for historic preservation are being researched.
A multitude of different scientific and craft disciplines are involved in this work. The task of the IZKK is to bring together knowledge, to develop it jointly and to make it usable in the preservation of the objects.
The IZKK passes on the latest findings and suitable measures for safeguarding the various materials and provides information.
The target group includes architects, master painters, plasterers, restorers, curators and all others involved in the protection of cultural assets.
In the field of science, an intensive dialogue and exchange with universities, colleges, institutes and museums is being promoted.