Conservation and Restoration of Historic Buildings and Sites

The Programme offers two distinctive directions (a) Conservation and Restoration of Historic Buildings and Sites (b) Conservation of Building Materials.

It includes lectures, seminars and tutorials carried out individually in parallel with the equivalent lectures. Additionally, students have to complete five individual projects and carry out an individual dissertation. The active involvement in research is considered an integral part of the studies. The whole programme includes core lectures and seminars, on: Historical review of conservation theory and philosophy, historic structure techniques, recording and surveying methods, evaluation criteria, etc, pathology of monuments and building materials, deterioration causes, environmental impact assessment, conservation and restoration techniques, selecting materials strategy, earthquake protection, urban conservation and sustainable development, protecting landscape and natural environment, regional planning and architectural heritage, new architectural interventions in historic entities, international and Greek legislation and regulations, European Union and cultural heritage.

The programme also includes optional lectures, on: special issues concerning archaeological research and management, museulogie, industrial heritage, etc.

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