Adrian Heritage, Board member
Adrian Heritage M.A. DIPL. CONS (Courtauld) ACR, FIIC was appointed Professor of Wall Paintings Conservation at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences (Technische Hochschule Köln) in March 2002. Adrian’s primary teaching and research areas are conservation philosophy, conservation approaches for wall painting and Street Art, preventive conservation, and research into deterioration processes of porous building materials. Adrian has taken over 200 German and Polish students and young conservators to the Auschwitz- Birkenau Museum in Poland to undertake conservation work in this place of memory (an ongoing annual project since 2003). Adrian has been involved in numerous national and international research projects. In 2016, together with physicist Prof. Dr Birgit Kanngießer (Technical University Berlin) and archaeologist Prof. Dr Stephan G. Schmid (Humboldt University Berlin), they led the multidisciplinary Petra Painting Conservation Project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In addition, Adrian has undertaken extensive research into and publications on salt-reduction methodologies for wall paintings and stone.