Located 70km from Vienna in the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau region (ranked amongst the top travel destinations by National Geographic) Danube University is the leading public university in Europe specializing in advanced continuing education by offering low-residency degree programs for working professionals and continuing education / advanced studies.
Located at both a modern university campus and in the Göttweig Monastery, the Dept. for Image Science is an internationally unique institution for research and innovative teaching with an international faculty, at this point 120 scholars from various nations and disciplines. The innovative approach of the Department for Image Science with the close connection to practice has developed the Archive of Digital Art and founded in 2006 the low-residency MediaArtHistories-Advanced, MA answering the need for international, post-graduate studies.
The Göttweig Abbey – an UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE with elements dating backt to the eleventh century – has been in cooperation with the Department of Image Science at Danube University since 2001. There, the Center for Image Science makes its home, with rooms that have undergone extensive restoration and elegant renovation. The site offers a breathtaking view over the valley. The monastery holds voluminous cultural resources are at the students’ disposal, including the GÖTTWEIG ABBEY GRAPHIC PRINT COLLECTION, one of the largest private holdings of Renaissance and Baroque prints in Austria, as well as painting and textile collections. The print collection is an important historical context for media art that can be explored comparatively with digital art using the Meta-Thesaurus.
A shuttle service from Danube University to the Göttweig Abbey will be organized.
Vienna is the vibrant capital of the Republic of Austria in Central Europe meeting international travel standards with safe and exciting surroundings that embrace culture both old and new, and at the same time an artistic epicenter. Planning for Vienna is being organized with partner institutions and colleagues. Fast and frequent public transportation between Vienna and Krems allows for a blending of two locations into one venue, distributing separate days in each venue.
Danube University and the city of Krems will serve as hub for the conference locations. Here is some information on how to travel to Danube University >>
[Images in slider: 1 & 3: Devon Schiller; 4: Danube University; 5-6: Florian Wiencek; 7: Museumsquartier – Werner Krug (CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0), 8: Marcus Rahm (CC-BY-2.0), 9-10: Stefan Steinbauer (PD)]