The article is an excerpt of the dissertation bearing the same title and presented for the Postgraduate Course on Historic Building Conservation organised within the Faculty of History and Philosophy of Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, in partnership with the Transylvania Trust Foundation. The dissertation coordinator is architect Alexandru BABOŞ, PhD, who insisted on the assessment of the historic building’s heritage values based on the assessment criteria related to authenticity, rarity, relevance, and age. The paper is organised in three main chapters, i.e. the evolution of the historic building and its defining elements, shortcomings found, and minimal conservation proposals with a view to safeguarding authenticity. It should be mentioned that there were no studies and expert opinions made by certified specialists, thus the paper is based on the consultation of documents, on the in-depth research of Alexandru BABOŞ, and on the data collected on site during measurements and documentation. The paper is a contribution to the efforts of rehabilitation and enhancement of the unique elements of this historic building of the Maramureş Region.
Keywords: timber church, Maramureş church, Breb, Maramureş