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Conservation – Restoration – Sustainability
Ingrid Scheurmann

Ingrid Scheurmann
Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz, professorship architectural heritage
and applied historical building research, Technische Universität Dresden

Heritage value discourses.
Current theoretical discussions on the preservation of cultural heritage

This paper will summarise the current theoretical discussions in heritage science (image vs. substance, aesthetic value vs. historical value; identity and alterity) and will reflect in particular on the discipline's evaluation (Denkmalbewertung) of immanent conceptions of history. With reference to the discrepancy between an increasingly boundless definition of the historical monument and a practice which focusses on classical monuments the current options for the preservation of immaterial and intellectual heritage will be discussed.



Ingrid Scheurmann has been stand-in professor for Heritage Science and Applied Historical Building research at Dresden University of Technologyand coordinator of the master degree programme Preservation of Historical Monuments and Urban Development, director of Heritage Education at the Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz; 2001–2008 director of the Dehio- Geschäftsstelle at the Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz and curator of the exhibition “ZeitSchichten – Erkennen und Erhalten. Denkmalpflege in Deutschland” in the Residenzschloss Dresden in 2005. She is board member of the Arbeitskreis Theorie und Lehre der Denkmalpflege e.V. and member of ICOMOS and the Dehio-Vereinigung e.V.
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