251.707 Monument Preservation/Heritage Sciences II: Environment and Experience
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, UE, 1.0h, 1.5EC


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to recognize and understand practical aspects of monument conservation and monument science. They are able to do research on the tasks set, apply the acquired knowledge and write expert reports on monument preservation.

Subject of course

Fundamentals of inventory, legal framework, integration of monument preservation in current interdisciplinary requirements (sustainability / resources, urban development, infrastructure, spatial planning, etc.), organisation and processes, media competence, argumentation security and mediation (reports and expert opinions for the public and decision makers).

In the summer semester 2020, the following topic will be covered in the exercise Denkmalpflege / Denkmalkunde II:

In the focus of criticism - the expert report on monument preservation

The preservation of historical monuments can rely on a solid set of methodological tools to fulfil its task. As a rule, the legal framework is also clear. Nevertheless, contradictory opinions may arise within the profession and among the wider public about planned monument preservation measures. In such stalemate situations, independent expert opinions are required which, on the basis of a reliable analysis of the problem, take a clear, comprehensible and credible position so that sustainable decisions can be made. Internationally recognised basic and guiding principles of monument conservation are groundbreaking in this respect.

The preparation of expert opinions is therefore a highly responsible task which, beyond political considerations, is solely committed to the subject matter of the expert opinion and demands undisputed integrity and independence from the authors.

The aim of the exercise is, based on the findings of the seminar Denkmalkunde I (251.706), to become acquainted with different expert opinions and their foundations. The focus is on questions of structure, content, argumentation and conclusions. Based on a specific question, students are to prepare a concrete expert opinion in group work.

Teaching methods



Group work

Written execution (expertise report)

Mode of examination


Additional information

Second core subject of the module "Monuments preservation and measures on monuments" (251.716)

Introduction on 08.03.2021 at 5 pm online - attendance is compulsory! In case of unexcused absence the place will be given away!

Weekly Monday, 11:00 a.m., hybrid (online with single presence appointements)

Start: 15.03.2021 - single dates will be announced, please note the current updates on our homepage!

Registration exclusively via the registration pools in TISS

Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist Teil von [SIQ!] Bauforschung.Denkmalpflege



Examination modalities


Written execution (expertise report)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.02.2021 09:00 01.03.2021 23:59 01.03.2021 23:59

Registration modalities

Anmeldung ist ausschließlich über die Anmeldepools im TISS möglich


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


Leitsätze zur Denkmalpflege in der Schweiz (im Netz viersprachig abrufbar). https://www.research-collection.ethz.ch/bitstream/handle/20.500.11850/81510/eth-8425-01.pdf