This course aims to investigate through observation and practice, through reading of and writing on historic buildings the mutual relations between objects and the collections which keep the records of its history, like archives, collections, catalogues and books. The course is structured to expose students to the different perspectives/ approaches on conservation and heritage and to find out how archives and collections contribute to establish architectural history. The ability to articulate a critical position/ read the built form and evaluate archival documents is key aspect to this course.