Course: Theory and history of conservation of monuments

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Course title Theory and history of conservation of monuments
Course code KDA/PP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Šenk Filip, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Štulc Josef, doc. PhDr.
Course content
1. An introduction to the theory and history of conservation (with a special attention payed to the Czech Lands and Central Europe). 2. - 4. The introduction to the theory and history of conservation (continuation). 5. Case studies concerning the selected illustrative conservation undertakings in the Czech Lands. 6. The methods and practice of investigation and archaeological survey of historic buildings, their listing and protection by law. in the Czech Republic. Conservation areas, conservation zones and buffer zones. 7. An introduction to the technology of conservation. 8. Urban conservation and new constructions within historic surroundings (historic development and current situation in Czechia). 9. Presentation, popularization and awarness rizing in monuments care (Czech Castles and Country Houses open to the public). 10. International collaboration in the field of conservation (charters, conventions, instruments and institutions). 11. Excursion I. - Conservation in practice and new buildings in historical surroundings (Hradčany and Lesser Quarter). 12. Excursion II. - continued (Old Town, parts of New Town). 13. Excursion III. - conservation technologies in practice.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course brings an introduction to the Philosophy, Ethic, Methods and Practices of Conservation of Monuments, Historic Buildings, Urban Ensembles and Landscapes in their historic development and current state. It gives the Basic Information on Historical and Archaeological Survey and Documentation of Monuments, their Listing and Legal Protection in the Czech Republic. The current state of Conservation Practice inclusive the Technological aspects will be demonstrated on the selected illustrative cases. Attention will also be payed to the International context and collaboration in these fields.
To develop the ability of reflection and contextual thinking.

Assessment methods and criteria
Presentation of acquired knowledge via paper

A classified examination
Recommended literature
  • Hlobil, I. Na základech konzervativní teorie české památkové péče. Praha, 2008.
  • Štorm, V. Základy péče o stavební památky. Praha, 2007.
  • Wagner, V. Umělecké dílo minulosti a jeho ochrana. Praha, 2005.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Architecture Study plan (Version): Architecture (1) Category: Architecture 4 Recommended year of study:4, Recommended semester: Winter