Education and Training
Understanding – the key to best practice
The best decisions are informed decisions. Taking time to understand what is special about a place is like a good foundation: once done, whatever is built on it will stand the test of time, whether that is conserving a historic building or building something new that enhances its surroundings.
Everyone can benefit from each other’s experiences. MRA seeks to develop best practice by:
- Collating data on the state of Hungary’s built heritage to guide priorities and action
- Improving understanding about Hungary’s built heritage in an international context
- Researching the availability of traditional skills necessary to maintain and restore Hungary’s built heritage
- Recording historic development to understand how buildings or places evolved, and how that has given them special significance
- Assessing character in historic areas to guide changes that are ‘in keeping’
- Providing training in heritage management
- Participating in demonstration projects that show by example how to achieve economic regeneration in historic places.
MRA is a contributor to conferences, summer schools and international exchange programmes. MRA also works through partnerships and networks, sharing experiences and pooling expertise. It believes case studies of real projects and situations are the best way to learn from successes and from when things did not go according to plan. It is the best way of testing how to put the principles of good conservation into practice.
MRA works with the Institute of Social and European Studies in Kőszeg, Academia Metropolitana Nova in Slovakia, Kultura Natura in Slovenia, NECT in the UK and other organisations through national and international programmes.