The International Built Heritage Conservation Training Centre in Bonţida
The Built Heritage Conservation Training Centre offers theoretical and practical teaching through lectures followed by a direct hands-on learning made possible by practical workshops in the craft of Rendering, Masonry Consolidation, Carpentry and Stonemasonry, within which students undertake practical restoration projects directly on historic buildings. So far more than 800 trainees (craftsmen and university students) from 13 European countries and overseas were trained, and important parts of a unique and threatened baroque mansion of the country, the Banffy castle and also other historic buildings were restored. The project also brings benefits to the local and regional community, by ensuring social inclusion, community development and development of local businesses.
“The project is highly appreciated for its twin approach:training for conservation and conservation through training. The Built Heritage Conservation Training Centre is an excellent example of cross border exchange of knowledge and a very worthy winner in the 2008 European Year of Intercultural Dialogue.”