Preservation of historical monuments in Mazovia in the face of new challenges and changes in conservation theory

Jakub Lewicki



This paper presents conservation activities in Mazovia. It describes the work carried out in the most important groups of monuments including timber, military and railway architecture and medieval and modernist architecture. It presents the activities undertaken to protect and popularise medieval and modern architecture, and the work conducted to determine the heritage and work out the principles for protecting the modernist architecture. It was pointed out that, despite the legally imposed restrictions, the Voivodeship Heritage Conservator can be an active participant in the monument protection system, as well as the executor of the state policy regarding national heritage. This person can also effectively combine sustainable development with conservation protection and adapt these to changing needs.

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