13 August 2022
Built Heritage Conservation Camp at Banffy Castle
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.
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.
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.
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
At the end of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate of participation.
EUR 400: a contribution towards tuition, accommodation, and catering costs, which are offered on the castle grounds