System Approach to Preservation of Wooden Architecture Monuments
The Institute of Forestry, Mining and Construction Sciences (PetrSU) held the 3rd International Scientific Forum “System Approach to Preservation of Wooden Architecture Monuments”.
The event was organized by the UNESCO Chair for Wooden Architecture Research and Preservation in association with Research Institute for Historical and Theoretical Problems in Folk Architecture (PetrSU).
The forum involved 78 Russian and foreign participants, including employees of the largest museums in Russia, leading restorers and architects, monument preservation specialists, members of the public, researchers and teachers.
The forum consisted of three blocks: restoration of Church of the Transfiguration of Our Savior (the Kizhi Island), scientific restoration of wooden architecture monuments, and practices of the restoration of wooden architecture monuments. Moreover, the participants attended some restored facilities – the child health center (former People's Commissariat of Foreign Affairs of Karelo-Finnish SSR) and the Church of the Transfiguration of Our Savior (the Kizhi Island).
The forum raised the most important questions of preserving monuments. A special place was given to the reports devoted to the completion of the comprehensive restoration of the Church of the Transfiguration (The Kizhi Pogost Ensemble). Also, there were discussions concerning the issues of inspection, conservation, engineering measures for the preservation of wooden architecture monuments, training and education of specialists. Some reports addressed the topics of preservation and revival of historical rural and urban wooden buildings.
“An important feature of the forum was its accessibility and attractiveness for young specialists. Such event contributes to knowledge and competencies dissemination in the field of preserving wooden architecture, ensuring interaction among specialists from different regions and countries and is an important milestone in the development of the UNESCO chair,” believe the organizers.