Architecture Degree Programme at “Ion Mincu” University

The Faculty of Architecture / Architecture (English taught)
4th Year, sem 1, 2020-2021

CP-5E | Heritage Protection (conservation notions)

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

Course brief 2020

Brief course heritage preservation 30122020 site.pdf

Exam specifications 2021

Exam en 2021.pdf

Heritage protection exam invitation, english section, 15h00, january 2


Topic: HP 41E Exam Zoom Meeting
Time: Jan 29, 2021 03:00 PM Athens
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History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation
Course Leader:
prof.dr.arh. Sergiu Nistor
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:



Oral individual exam thru ZOOM platform
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


Fac. Architecture, 4th Year
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