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Petr is an expert in stone conservation and traditional building technologiesmore about Petr
Petr graduated at the Department of Chemical Technology of Monument Conservation of the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague in 2004 and defended his dissertation in 2013. He specialises in conservation and restoration of stone and related materials, research on traditional building materials and technologies, material surveys of historic buildings and general principles of building preservation. In addition to his academic education, Petr has a 10 year experience from practice as a conservator. He is employed at the Laboratory of the National Heritage Institute since 2008. His interest extends beyond the technological problems of conservation as usually perceived. In his understanding the scope of conservation is not merely related to the protection and preservation of the values of monuments but it also bears a deeper meaning, endorsing the principles of genuineness and trust all very relevant for the whole society.

Riccardo is a structural engineer specialized in masonry problems and building inspectionmore about Riccardo
Riccardo, born in Rome, is a civil engineer. He graduated in 2007 at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland. In 2008 he was awarded the MSc ‘Building and Urban Design in Development’ at the Development Planning Unit, University College London. In July 2010 he obtained the advanced master degree in ‘Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions’ (SAHC), as a joint programme between the Czech Technical University in Prague and the University of Minho, Portugal. His previous experience includes conservation consultancy work in Ireland and civil engineering services in London. His interests span from conditions assessment of historic buildings to environmental monitoring and structural rehabilitation. His current research activity focuses on knowledge-based assessment of damages to monuments and particularly on the diagnosis of masonry failure mechanisms.

Petr is a restorer and specialist in monument conservationmore about Petr
Petr was born in Liberec. After finishing vocational school in Jablonec nad Nisou, he graduated in Conservation of stone and related materials at the Institute of Restoration and Conservation Techniques in Litomyšl (currently Faculty of Conservation, University of Pardubice). He broadened his background at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem, where he was awarded in 2012 with a Master of Science in History of building. Since 2002 he holds a licence of the Ministry of Culture qualifying him for conservation of listed statues made of stone and terracotta. Additionally he takes part in research projects at Academy of Science, National Heritage Institute and University of Pardubice. He was shortly employed at National Heritage Institute as preservationist. Petr, being a skillful and experienced restorer, he is able to grasp the whole picture of problems. His interests range from the development of new methods of monuments documentation to an active pursuing of answering the essential questions related to the theory and practice of monuments preservation.