KONFERENCJA WOJEWÓDZKICH KONSERWATORÓW ZABYTKÓW W NIEBOROWIE 10-11 grudnia 2007 r.
CONFERENCE OF VOIVODESHIP CONSERVATORS OF HISTORICAL MONUMENTS IN NIEBORÓW 10-11 December 2007
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AConference of Voivodeship Conservators of Historical Monuments, held in Nieborów on 10 and 11 December 2007 and organised by the National Heritage Board of Poland, dealt with current problems of the protection and conservation of monuments. The meeting was attended by all officiating voivodeship conservators. The conference was inaugurated by Minister Tomasz Merta, Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and General Conservator of Historical Monuments, who presented the foremost currents of the reform of Polish conservation services. Minister Merta drew attention to the necessity of completing a structural reconstruction of the conservation services and the reintroduction of supervision by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage over the offices of voivodeship conservators. Participants of the discussion drew attention to the necessity of devising standards for including the protection of historical monuments into guidelines for spatial development plans, as well as a uniform standard of shaping the conservation policy, a task to be entrusted to self-government conservators. Marcin Gawlicki, Director of the National Heritage Board of Poland, outlined the Board’s basic activity in 2007 as well as the conceptions of the strategic targets which the Board intends to pursue in the nearest future: the establishment, together with the offices of the voivodeship conservators, of a historical monuments database, the assessment of the register of historical monuments, the precise definition of the protected resources, as well as the creation of a conservation doctrine and strategy, and an effective educational policy focused on the needs of the conservation services. On the second day of the conference the speakers considered the principles of the functioning of Regional Centres for the Study and Documentation of Historical Monuments, presented conceptions of a historical resources data-base, and discussed the educational and popularisation activity of the National Heritage Board of Poland. Finally, the conference participants approved of the proposal made by the Director of the National Heritage Board of Poland, i. e. that at least two or three meetings of this sort should be held each year, always in historical buildings.
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