"World Cultural Heritage - A Global Challenge" belonged to the non-central EXPO-projects "City and Region as Exhibits". This first German-hosted world exposition was neither a temporally nor a geographically limited event: The decentralized projects continue even after the change of the millennium.
"World Cultural Heritage - A Global Challenge" was chosen because the project did not limit itself to informing the public at EXPO 2000 of the problems related to the threats which many cultural treasures are exposed to. Rather, the project continues to offer innovative and future-orientated answers to the challenges of our time.
The Hornemann Institute presented its results within the framework of the EXPO-exhibition in Hildesheim, which featured current conservation measures on cultural heritage of the Mediterranean countries.