Located in the historic center of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gjirokastra, the remains of a estate belong to one of the towns most notable families. Built in 1883, the monument owns an outstanding composition for the late Ottoman period. Today the ruin is a memorial site dedicated to Musine Kokalari. She spent her youth in Gjirokastra and was declared a “National Heroine” years after her death in 1983 for her resistance to the communist regime and for the defense of her pluralistic and democratic values. The present work explores the critical state of the Cultural Heritage and its individual monuments on the basis of historical and current influences and tendencies. Furthermore, the Albanian conservation practice is analyzed and compared with the international principles and guidelines for the preservation of monuments. The focus here is on the implementation of contemporary architecture within historic sites, which has received a negative attitude on the part of Albanian actors so far. The design part of the thesis deals with the concept of curator Arjeta Kokalari, who directs the digital „Muzeu Kokalari“ to publish and discuss Musine‘s work. According to her wishes, the Kokalari House in Gjirokastra will once again be opened as a memorial museum and will also become a place of enlightenment about the essence of communism in Albania in the 20th century.