Architecture Degree Programme at “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning

The Faculty of Architecture / Architecture (English taught)
4th Year, sem 1, 2023-2024

CP-5E | Heritage Protection (conservation notions)

Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 3

Course brief 2020

Brief course heritage preservation 30122020 site.pdf

First course: Friday 13.10.2023, 14h30, Room S


Course Leader:
prof.dr.arh. Sergiu Nistor
Teaching language:


Learning outcomes:

Awareness about the principles of scientific conservation.
Awareness aboutr the fundamentals of Romanian laws in historic buildings preservation
Awareness in the use of the main instruments of investigation the historic buildings.


The emergence and the evolution of the term "historic monument" as well as the concern for the preservation of the architectural works of the past: Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Inlightment
Monument vs Historic Monument, what this difference means
Conservation doctrines - XIXth century
Conservation doctrines - XXth century
The Venice Charter - presentation and comments
The Venice Charter - presentation and comments
The Romanian legislation for the protection of historic buildings
International Charters
The preservation of the authenticity throughout restoration
Survey and research techniques
Typology of restoration interventions: Romanian examples

Teaching Method:



Written individual exam, with the actual presence of student i the examination room
Mandatory attendance for admission to the exam: at least 6 courses


BRANDI, Cesare, Teoria restaurării, Editura Meridiane, București 1996
CHOAY, Francoise - Alegoria patrimoniului, Editura Simetria, București, 1998;
CURINSCHI-VORONA, Gheorghe - Restaurarea monumentelor istorice, Ed. Tehnica, Bucuresti, 1968;
CURINSCHI-VORONA, Gheorghe - Arhitectura. Urbanism. Restaurare, Ed. Tehnică, București 1996;
FITCH, James Marston - Historic Preservation, Curatorial Management of the Built World, University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville 1992;
FEILDEN, Bernard M. - Conservation of Historic Buildings, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1994;
NISTOR, S., Protecția patrimoniului cultural în România. Culegere de acte normative, Ed. Universitară "Ion Mincu", București, 2002
PEARCE, David - Conservation Today, Routledge, London, 1989.
RIEGL, Alois, Cultul modern al monumentelor, esența și geneza sa, Ed. Impress, București, 1999


BOITO, Camillo, Carta del Restauro

GIOVANNONI, G., Restauro di monumenti, Bollettino d'Arte, 1-2, 1913

ICOMOS, International Charters for Conservation and Restoration

JOKILEHTO, Jukka, A History of Architectural Conservation, ICCROM, 1986

LE DUC, Eugene Emmanuel Viollet,

RUSKIN, John, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, 1849


On condition that no other regulation will stipulate otherwise, the exam will be a written, face to face exam, and will consist of 2 (two) questions to be answered by the student within a 50 minutes timeframe.