International Summer School EnviMat


The School will combine understanding of the impact of pollution and climate change on the built heritage, discussing also the materials used in Industrial Heritage buildings and architectural development.

Addressed to: scientists, architects, engineers, archaeologists, site curators, Cultural Heritage managers, conservators, restorers, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows (participants will be admitted to the Summer School after evaluation of their curriculum vitae).


  • Characterization and provenance of building materials
  • Deterioration processes of building materials in outdoor environments
  • Climate and pollution changes and their effects on building materials
  • Mitigation and adaptation strategies
  • Archaeological sites, conservation and the visitor
  • Archaeological sites and their sheltering

The conference is designed to provide an informal and interactive environment between students and lecturers and will also include interactive sessions and a field study visit to historical breweries of Budapest and limestone quarries.
The lecturers, hand-picked from the international arena, are world renowned experts in building materials and their interactions with the environment, including pollution and climate change.


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