DU2003 Seminar: Restoration and Conservation Theory and Practice

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. Mgr. Pavel Suchánek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Pavel Suchánek, Ph.D.
Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Tue 12:00–13:40 K33
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 20/15, only registered: 1/15, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/15
Course objectives
The aim of the course is an introduction to the heritage conservation. The basic ideas and participants are discussed, as well as the history and contemporary state of affairs. The architectural preservation and relevant issues are emphasized. Good or controversial examples from praxis are scrutinized and turned to subjects of a deep analysis from various points of view, from the strictly conservational one to the political one.
Learning outcomes
The successful student is able:
- to describe the history of heritage preservation in the Western world with its main turning points, aims and ideas;
- to recognize contemporary "hot topics" of the discipline and to explain them;
- to understand the methodology of the discipline;
- to communicate within the institutional frame of the discipline in Czechia;
- to understand professional language and technical documentation used (plans, drawings, reports).
  • 1. "Monument", "heritage", "conservation" and other basic notions;
  • 2. History of heritage conservation in ancient times and the Middle Ages;
  • 3. Heritage conservation up to the XIXth century;
  • 4. Heritage conservation at the turn of the XXth century;
  • 5. Heritage conservation in the XXth century;
  • 6. Heritage conservation in former Czechoslovakia;
  • 7. Heritage conservation in Czechia after 1989;
  • 8. Protected areas, natural and cultural;
  • 9. Contemporary "hot topics" of the heritage conservation;
  • 10. Individual assignment with the documentation;
  • 11. Individual research in situ;
  • 12. Presentation and discussion (room panel).
    required literature
  • DVOŘÁK, Max. Katechismus památkové péče. Edited by Josef Štulc, Translated by Jaroslav Petrů. 2. české vyd., rozš. o ob. Praha: Národní památkový ústav, 2004. 195 s. ISBN 808623455X. info
  • HORÁČEK, Martin. Úvod do památkové péče. 1. vydání. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2015. 111 stran. ISBN 9788024446219. info
  • Miles Glendinning, The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation: Antiquity to Modernity, Milton Park 2013.
    not specified
  • KIBIC, Karel. Péče o architektonické dědictví : sborník prací. 1. vyd. Praha: Idea servis, 2009. 405 s. ISBN 9788085970678. info
  • CZUMALO, Vladimír. Péče o architektonické dědictví : sborník prací. 1. vyd. Praha: Idea servis, 2008. 170 s. ISBN 9788085970623. info
  • John H. Stubbs – Emily G. Makaš, Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas: National Experiences and Practice, Hoboken 2011.
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion, individual assignments, consultations with field experts.
Assessment methods
1. Written test verifying the knowledge based on lectures and required reading.
2. Evaluation of an essay on the selected example of heritage renovation.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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