Between 1976-2013 He worked in the national state-organization for monuments preservation in different leading positions but has now retired. Masters degree in Architecture (Budapest University of Technology 1970); diploma on monument conservation (BUT 1981); reached his “dr. techn.” title (BUT, 1984); Doctor of Liberal Arts at University of Pécs, Hungary 2009. Honorary Senior Lecturer at Budapest Technical University, gives lectures at Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Hungary) and Eötvös Loránd University; in built-heritage postgraduate course at Babeş-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca, Romania).
He acts as Professor in the Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development Postgraduate Programme (ISES Foundation, Kőszeg, Hungary) and in other courses. He has been a member of ICOMOS since 1978, including serving as an international Vice-President (2005-2008). He has also been a member of working groups of the Council of Europe; participant of Nara International Conferences (1994, 2004); Chairperson of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (2002/2003); member of the Council of Europa Nostra; developed considerable professional expertise in connection with World Heritage nominations and reactive monitoring missions.
Fields of professional interest: conservation and restoration of historic monuments and sites, cultural heritage management, world heritage as a laboratory for integrated and sustainable conservation; historic cities rehabilitation in connection with their resilient qualities; intangible dimensions of tangible cultural heritage, cultural landscapes.