Conservation officers' work
The Stockholm City Museum's conservation officers take part in the City's urban planning, draw up proposals for safety regulations in the detailed development planning and examine rebuilding and demolition proposals.
The Cultural Heritage Department is also an official consultative body for the Stockholm County Administrative Board in matters relating to listed buildings and churches. The Museum's conservation officers are also responsible for documenting the city's buildings and urban environment when changes are to be made.
The documentation, which is compiled in the form of written descriptions, photographs and drawings, may cover anything from medieval masonry, decorative beam ceilings, wall coverings and kitchen fittings to harbour installations and airports. Archive research and documentation provide new facts and, at the same time, enhance knowledge of the buildings our city contains.
The Cultural Heritage Department is an official consultative body in matters relating to external and/or internal modification of buildings or environments of cultural and historical value.
The City Planning and Building Control Administration refers to the Department matters concerning buildings assigned to the green and blue categories, i.e. areas of national interest for conservation of the cultural heritage or areas of major cultural and historical value respectively. Please see the enclosed map.
The Department's function is to assess whether intervention measures are compatible with preserving the cultural and historical value of the buildings concerned. In this work, the Planning and Building Act is applied.
The Cultural Heritage Department of the City Museum Administration is an official consultative body for the City Planning and Building Control Committee, both in the overall planning of Stockholm and for the detailed developed planning of one or more city blocks. A detailed development plan governs and regulates the manner in which building may take place on a site.
In order to tackle issues of detailed development planning and ensure preservation of the cultural heritage, the Department draws up cultural and historical documentation for planning. This documentation may comprise historical archive material, inventories, archaeological investigations, cultural and historical classifications, etc.
In the detailed development plan, the Cultural Environment Department proposes safety regulations for buildings of cultural and historical value.