251.716 Module Monument Preservation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VU, 8.0h, 10.0EC


  • Semester hours: 8.0
  • Credits: 10.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to find their way around the interdisciplinary field of monument conservation. They can acquire important special knowledge which qualifies architects for work in the field of monument conservation. They learn to recognize technical connections and to apply expertise and to argue scientifically founded. Furthermore, they will be able to communicate the resulting knowledge and apply it in practice. Students learn under real conditions how to carry out archive and field work and how to deal with monuments on site.

Subject of course

History of monument preservation, monument values, fundamentals, terms and definitions, theoretical discussion, charters, conventions, memoranda, international, national, local.  Discourse about social and political relevance, formulation of current research topics, medium and long term perspectives. Fundamentals of inventory, regulatory framework, embedding of monument preservation in current and interdisciplinary requirements (sustainability, resources, urban and regional planning, infrastructure, etc.), organisation and processes, media competence, confidence in argumentation. Introduction to the fundamentals of the renovation of monuments. Different approaches and strategies, requirements for design projects from an urban scale to individual buildings. Special fields such as the research, inventory and preservation of technical and industrial monuments with links to the history of technology, economic and social history. Communication of terminology, history of industrial archaeology, building heritage, monument values, endangerment of industrial monuments, laws and public relation, methods of inventory and preservation methods. Students learn under real conditions how to carry out archive and field work and how to deal with monuments on site.

Teaching methods

Literature and archive research – Fieldwork – Dealing with monuments on site – Presentation – written elaboration as seminar paper



Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

Introductional lecture (for previously registered students only!) on Monday, March 2nd 2020, 5:00 p.m. at the Auditorium HS 17 (Main Building, Stairs 7, 3rd floor)


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



Examination modalities

Presentation and written report


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Master Module 2020S17.02.2020 09:0024.02.2020 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


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