Bonțida, Romania

Built Heritage Conservation Camp at Banffy Castle

when 31 July 2022 - 13 August 2022
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 400

The two-week international training course offers theoretical training on the first day of the workshop, and practical training with the guidance of specialised craftsmen, focusing on 2 main areas:
1. Structural interventions in historic buildings: vault restoration, restoration of brick and stone walls, rendering (6 days), mural decorations and specialised techniques (fresco, secco, sgraffito, stucco – 2 days),
2. Traditional joinery and furniture restoration

To register please visit our website.

Course leader

The Transylvania Trust, responsible for the restoration and revitalization of Bánffy Castle, has organized training projects since 2001, to address the lack of craftsmen and professionals in the field.

Target group

Undergraduate students in Architecture, Structural Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Archaeology, History of Art, and other related fields, craftsmen who seek to specialize in the restoration of historic buildings, but our training course is open to anybody interested in the field of historic building conservation, or who wishes to acquire practical knowledge related to traditional building crafts.

Course aim

To learn the theoretical principles and methodology of investigation and restoration from qualified lecturers, as well as traditional building craft skills through direct, “hands-on” learning, to work on a real restoration site along with a team of craftsmen experienced in this field and to contribute to the restoration of Bánffy Castle, to meet people from a variety of professional and cultural backgrounds, widening one’s understanding of the field through interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue

Credits info

At the end of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Fee info

EUR 400: a contribution towards tuition, accommodation, and catering costs, which are offered on the castle grounds