Zoom Talk / Conservation Management Plan (CMP): Achievements and Possibilities

19th January 2023 / Austria
Photo – Villa Rezek by Hans Glas (1932-33), Vienna (c) Maximilian Eisenköck

DOCOMOMO International is pleased to announce the Zoom Talk event Conservation Management Plan. Achievements and Possibilities, which is organized in cooperation with Bundesdenkmalamt Austria, and IDS. The event will take place on 19th January 2023, 5 pm to 8 pm CET. Registration here.

Talking about conservation management is talking about the highly professionalized administrative tools and practices in caring about our common heritage. One tool deserves special recognition insofar as its inventors tried to conceive an instrument to structure the complexity of the process of heritage conservation in a transparent and efficient way. The Conservation Management Plan (CMP) was developed 40 years ago and has been received with a lot of enthusiasm ever since. After introducing the tool and its history we present current use cases and hear about the state of conservation management in Europe. We want to conclude the evening with a discussion about the future use of Conservation Management Plans (CMP) in the field of documenting and conserving the heritage of the modern movement in architecture.


5.00 pm (CET)
Uta Pottgiesser
Greetings and Introduction

5.15 pm
Susan Macdonald
Conservation Management Plan. The tool and its history

5.45 pm
Jonas Malmberg
Paimio Sanatorium and other CMPs by the Aalto Foundation

6.15 pm
Maximilian Eisenköck, Michael Rainer, Wolfgang H. Salcher
Villa Rezek, saving an unknown masterpiece of Viennese Modernism

6.45 pm

7.00 pm
Susan Macdonald, Jonas Malmberg, Wolfgang H. Salcher, Impulses from Wessel de Jonge (NL) and Franz Jaschke (DE) moderated by Uta Pottgiesser
Round Table: The Conservation Management Plan and modern architecture


Susan Macdonald, RIBA, PIA, joined the GCI in 2008 as head of Field Projects. Susan has a bachelor of science (architecture) and a bachelor of architecture from the University of Sydney, and a master’s degree in conservation studies (University of York/ICCROM), and is a certified practicing planner. Susan has worked in the private and public sectors in London, including English Heritage, and immediately prior to the GCI, at the New South Wales Heritage Office in Australia as its Director. Susan has been involved in a wide range of conservation issues from urban planning, development, economics, world heritage, and policy and technical matters. Susan has served on a number of international and national advisory committees and editorial boards, and is a member of DOCOMOMO International Specialist Technical Committee, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage (ISC20C) and APTi’s Modern Committee.

Jonas Malmberg is an architect (University of Oulu 2002) and an art historian (University of Helsink 2012). Since 2012 he has been supervising restorations and preparing surveys at the Alvar Aalto Foundation. He is a member of the board of DOCOMOMO Finland since 2014 and will be chairman in 2023. 2018–2026 he is a voting member of ICOMOS 20th Century Scientific Committee. He was the main author of the Paimio Sanatorium CMP 2016 and collaborator writing the Sevan Writers’ House CMP (Armenia 2019). Both of them were supported by the
Getty Foundation’s KIM initiative.

Maximilian Eisenköck, architect in Vienna. Studied architecture at the Technical University Vienna. After graduating, he started with small building construction projects and tended more and more towards the field of historic preservation. Member of Docomomo and the Austrian Society for Architecture. Conservation and Restoration of the Villa Rezek.

Michael Rainer, Studies in art history and history in Innsbruck and Freiburg (Germany). Worked for ten years for the Austrian Federal Monuments Authority in Vorarlberg, Salzburg and Vienna. Alumni of the ICCROM advanced training course on architectural monument
preservation in Rome. Independent author and curator in the fields of 20th century architectural history and monument preservation. Writing the CMP about the Villa Rezek.

Wolfgang H. Salcher, Austrian Federal Monuments Authority (Bundesdenkmalamt), Deputy Head of Department. He worked previously in architectural practices in Austria, Italy, Germany and with the IFA – Institut Français d’Architecture in Paris. He has organized international
symposia on Postwar-Modernism. He has written on concrete conservation, post-war architecture, change management, school buildings and cultural heritage. Member of Docomomo International since 2006. Supervising the CMP about the Villa Rezek.