For EXPO 2000 the Hornemann Institute presented an exhibition about the conservation-restoration of the cloister of St Michael's, the UNESCO-enlisted World Cultural Heritage Church.
The cloister which, in parts, dates back to the early 11th century, is today facing serious danger to its historical substance, the main reason for this being exposure to fluctuations in climate. The pre-condition for a lasting reduction of this threat is the construction of a permanent protective shelter.
Since March 1999 the cloister has been covered by a provisional protective enclosure. For this reason, there was limited access for visitors until the opening of the EXPO-exhibition. The final conservation work will be carried out now, after EXPO 2000.