Between 1976-2013 He worked in the national state-organization for monument 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 a built-heritage postgraduate course at Babeş-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca, Romania). One of the defining elements of his teaching work is the mentoring and supervision of young researchers, which, in accordance with the spirit of the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK), ensures the transfer of commitment as well as knowledge. He is also a supervisor and mentor to many current and former iASK researchers.
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.