Online Seminar on the Design of Communal Graves in Cemeteries Online Seminar on the Design of Communal Graves in Cemeteries
Online Seminar on the Design of Communal Graves in Cemeteries
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15. April 2024 | 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
16. April 2024 | 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

22. April 2024 | 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
23. April 2024 | 9:30 am – 0:45 pm

Two places still available!

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Design of communal graves in cemeteries

Gerold Eppler M.A., Dr. Dagmar Kuhle
in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Torsten F. Barthel, legal advisor of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedhof und Denkmal e.V., Berlin and
Klaus Güß, Dipl.-Ing. Landscape Planning and Urban Design, Kassel

In the last two decades, various concepts of communal burial grounds have developed in cemeteries. These include different forms of themed graves, burial grounds for specific social groups, various offers that are practical especially in terms of a cost-benefit calculation, and burial grounds of commercial providers. It is the concern of the cemetery administrations to guarantee the quality of the respective facility in the long term. With this goal in mind, a number of legal aspects need to be considered.

The seminar will also introduce communal grave sites in the cemeteries of the participants and discuss them with regard to social, economic, ecological, aesthetic and legal aspects.

The seminar is aimed at cemetery office managers, cemetery employees from the practice of the cemetery, stonemasons, cemetery gardeners, undertakers, people interested in the design of grave markers.

The event will be held using the Webex conference software. An internet-capable device with camera and microphone is required for participation. You will receive the access link at least one day before the start of the seminar.
Since the attention span in front of the screen usually decreases more quickly than in personal contact, the seminar is spread over four mornings. In the individual seminar units, participants will have the opportunity to present their own work as well as sufficient space for questions and discussions.

Maximum number of participants: 10 persons

The online seminar takes place via the tool "Webex". Requirements are PC or laptop with camera and microphone. You will receive the access link one day before the seminar.


Regular: 300,- €
Member ArgeFD: 250,-€


until March 18, 2024 to

Organized by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedhof und Denkmal e.V.,
Central Institute and Museum for Sepulchral Culture, Weinbergstraße 25-27 | 34117 Kassel |

Seminar Management

Gerold Eppler M.A.

Position: Deputy Director, Museum Education

Telefon: 0561 / 918 93 23

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Seminar Management

Dr.-Ing. Dagmar Kuhle

Position: Advice for cemetery owners and administrators, organisation and implementation of further trainings

Telefon: 0561 / 918 93 24

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In cooperation with

Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Güß

Position: Landscape planning and urban development, Kassel

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Prof. Dr. Torsten F. Barthel

Position: Legal adviser of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedhof und Denkmal e. V.

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Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedhof und Denkmal e.V.

Zentralinstitut für Sepulkralkultur

Museum für Sepulkralkultur

Weinbergstraße 25–27
D-34117 Kassel | Germany
Tel. +49 (0)561 918 93-0

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