MSc in Conservation and Restoration of Historical Structures and Monuments

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeMACOM01
Course Unit DetailsMSc Conservation and Restoration of Historical Structures (Required Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated5
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Identify the history of architectural conservation.
  2. Recognize the various charters of conservation and the Cypriot laws on the subject.
  3. Develop the ability to discuss philosophical ideas on conservation
  4. Develop critical thinking.
  5. Construct personal viewpoints and ideology regarding new problems that arise in architectural conservation.
  6. Express a personal ideology and standpoint in regards to architectural conservation.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

History of conservation
Philosophy and Ethics for the protection of monuments and restorations
International Agreements, Contracts and Tenders
Current concepts of recognition, protection, restoration, and use of monuments, Ensembles and Historical Construction.
Problems and Practical implementation of the policy of Protection and Rehabilitation.
Legislation Protection of Cultural Heritage in Cyprus and Europe
Statutory instruments for recording, protection and Restoration of Monuments and Historical Constructions.
Ethics and Methodology Management of Cultural Heritage
• European
Union and International Organizations on the Protection of Cultural Heritage

Recommended and/or required reading:
  • Γ. Καραδέδος, Ιστορία και θεωρία της αποκατάστασης
  • Διεθνείς Χάρτες περί προστασίας των Μνημείων (Χάρτα των Αθηνών, Χάρτης της Βενετίας κ.λ.π.)
  • Κυπριακή Νομοθεσία
  • Γ. Καραδέδος, Ιστορία και θεωρία της αποκατάστασης
  • Brandi, C. (1963), Teoria del restauro, Einaudi, Turin.
  • Cleere, Η. 2006. The World heritage Convention: management by and for whom, in Layton, R., Shennan, S. and Stone, P. (eds), A future for archaeology: the past in the present. london: UCl Press, 65-74.
  • Feilden, B. M. and Jokilehto, J., Management guidelines for World Cultural Heritage sites, ICCROM, Rome 1993.
  • Feilden, B. M., Conservation of historic buildings, Butterworth-heinemann, Oxford 1994.
  • ICOMOS, International charters for conservation and restoration, Munich 2004.
  • Jokilehto, J., A history of architectural conservation, Butterworth-heinemann, Oxford 1999.
  • Lowenthal, D., The past is a foreign country, Cambridge University Press, New york 1985.
  • Καραδέδος Γ., Ιστορία & Θεωρία της Αποκατάστασης, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2009.
  • Μαλλούχου-Τουφάνο Φανή, Η αναστήλωση αρχαίων μνημείων στη νεώτερη Ελλάδα 1834-1939, ΑΘήνα 1998.
  • Μπούρας Χ., Π. Τουρνικιώτης (επιμ.) Συντήρηση, Aναστήλωση και Αποκατάσταση Αρχιτεκτονικών Μνημείων στην Ελλάδα 1950-2000, εκδόσεις Πολιτιστικού Ιδρύματος Ομίλου Πειραιώς, 89-110, Αθήνα 2010.
  • Ιστοσελίδες των: ICCROM, ICOMOS και Getty Conservation Institute (GCI).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The taught part of the course is delivered to students by means of 13 lectures, conducted by electronic presentations. Lecture notes and pictures are given to students in electronic form.

Lectures are supplemented by visits to archaeological or historic sites analysis are part of the course requirements.
Assessment methods and criteria
Midterm assignment35%
Final assignment 65%
Language of instructionGreek
Work placement(s)NO