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The Institute launched its training programme with the first online lecture on the topic of "Monument permits"

On Thursday, 9 November 2023, the first online lecture took place under the title "Listed buildings permission despite freedom from planning admission- legal basis, content, documents" (German: Denkmalrechtliche Erlaubnis trotz Baugenehmigungsfreiheit - rechtliche Grundlagen, Inhalt, Unterlagen), presented by guest speaker Nikolaus Bencker, who contributed his many years of experience as head of the Lower Monument Protection Authority and Building Regulations Authority of the City of Nuremberg, Bayern. 


Castle chapel Strössendorf: Handover of the DSD sponsorship contract

Photo credit: Uwe Franke, Head of the Upper Franconia Local Board of Trustees of the German Foundation for Monument Protection (German: Leitung Ortskuratorium Oberfranken der Deutschen Stiftung Denkmalschutz)

A financial support of 25,000 euros was symbolically handed over to the Urban Heritage and Monumental Conservation gGmbH on October 25, 2023.


Expert panel on listed bulidungs permit: meeting results in Nuremberg

An expert panel on the contents of a listed bulidungs permit and its qualities took place in Nuremberg on October 17th. In an informal setting, a variety of development potentials and challenges related to the topic were discussed.


Expert panel on the contents of a listed buildings permit and its qualities

The Free Institute opens the new academic year with the expert meeting on the topic of „Preparing a  listed building permit  - help to quality assurance in the approval procedure“. The meeting will take place on 17.10.2023 in Nuremberg.


Conservation/restoration of the wall paintings in the castle chapel Strössendorf: DSD funding helps

Rundes Logo mit dem Stadtumriss auf dem dunkelblauen Hintergrund, Inschrift: gefördert durch die (oberhalb des Kreises) Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz (unterhalb des Kreises)

Zwei Abbildungen der Wandoberfläche sind zusammengestellt, man sieht die Struktur der Farbe, die Pinselstriche und den Riss, der sich quer über das Bild der Hand zieht.

The ISKD_UHAMC project, dedicated to the restoration and conservation of the valuable wall paintings in the chapel since 2022, has entered a new phase of funding. Thanks to generous support for the wall painting component and the commitment of the German Foundation for Monument Protection (DSD - Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz), significant progress can now be made towards the restoration of this historically significant site without interruptions.


Study on application for permission for works and other activities on architectural and archaeological scheduled monuments in the Free State of Bavaria

This study by the ISKD aims to take a closer look at the application process for listed building permits or applications in the federal state of Bavaria (equivalent to Application for Scheduled Monument Consent (SMC)). For this purpose, the websites of 85 Bavarian licensing authorities were analysed. The websites were accessed using search engines and/or the portal of the BLfD (Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege = Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments), based on the map of the Bavarian administrative districts published there.


BIM in building research and monument preservation


Building Information Modeling (BIM) has firmly established itself as a method of data systematization in new construction in recent years. Essentially, it is a holistic and collaborative approach where all relevant information about a building is consolidated into a central data model.


Restoration of a castle chapel Strössendorf - Conservation of wall paintings

Nahaufnahme des hölzernen Dachtragwerk der Schloßkapelle

Repair of the roof structure

The gGmbH was founded in July 2021. The first months were characterized by questions during the startup phase and coordination with cooperative and professional partners.

With the help of a specific donation, in 2022, the conservation and restoration of a chapel in a castle, which is completely equipped with wall paintings, was initiated. In cooperation with the Bavarian State Office for Monument Preservation (German: Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, BLfD), the Coburg University of Applied Sciences (German: Hochschule Coburg), renowned conservators and students, a series of preliminary investigations were carried out to develop a concept. In the field of equipment, a graduate of the Conservation and Restoration program, specializing in wood, undertook a thorough investigation of the wooden antependium.