German and Ukranian stonemasons hard at work in the old town of Lviv, Ukraine

Led by expert stonemason and sculptor Dirk Brüggemann-Bulgakow, young German and Ukrainian stonemasons began restoration work on the facade of a historic building in the old town of Lviv, Ukraine this week. This type of project was conducted very successfully in previous years. The building is centrally located and public interest is high. In addition to learning modern restoration techniques and craftsmanship skills, the young stonemasons are also getting to know the city, the country and the residents. Collaborating on what is their joint cultural heritage, especially at the intersection of art and craftsmanship, is particularly enriching for the development of the participants both as young adults and as craftsmen. This project is organized by Dr. Lydia Thorn Wickert  and the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.