The spirit of a palace: Its Role for the Preservation of the Munich Residence

Neumann, Hermann J. (2008) The spirit of a palace: Its Role for the Preservation of the Munich Residence. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Abstract (in English)

The Munich Residence in the heart of the bavarian capital, severely damaged during World War II, has suffered several losses of its tangible heritage during the 600 years of its existence. But the thesis should be allowed that the special tradition and historic character, the nurture of the fine arts as well as stately representation, or in short: the dignity of this place allowed the central palace of the Wittelsbach family to outlast the centuries in a special quality – including its building fabric. But the reverse proposition should be represented in this text as well: that it is the prudent preservation of the palace’s outside, its characteristic layout and interior that offered the opportunity to preserve the sense of a cultural and historic center at this place. Future risks for the adequate preservation of this palace can only be mastered if the specific spirit of the Residence is the guideline for both responsible maintenance and adequate uses of the building.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Neumann, Hermann J.
Languages: English
Keywords: historic monument; palace; spirit of place; conservation; maintenance; historical survey
Subjects: O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: The Munich Residence, Germany
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2010 17:50
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
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