Three seminars on CULTURAL HERITAGE in Italy

Posted by Andre (andre) on 08 Sep 2007 at 5:29 PM
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THF restoration of Ragya MonasteryCULTURAL HERITAGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF HISTORICAL CITIES IN ASIA - Safeguarding traditions and ancient knowledge to promote development, is the title of a EU-funded initiative by the Italian NGOs A.S.I.A. and Cisene, and THF. Three seminars are being organized in Italy on June 18, 20 and 22. The seminars will bring experts of various fields relating to the topics of sustainable development and preservation of art and architecture together for a discussion.
The seminars are will be hosted by Universities and Conservation Institute in Napoli,Torino and Roma, and will be open to the public. The proceedings will be published in print and online.
Click here to view or download the programm flyer.
Theoretical aspects of Tibetan art and architecture, Napoli, 18.6:
An introduction to the current state of research on Tibetan art and architecture will be presented. Points of particular interest are Buddhist art and architecture, relation of architectural preservation to Tibetan cultural identity, indigenous Tibetan approaches and views on conservation. On site coordinator:Giacomella Orofino,gorofino@unior.it
Sustainable conservation principles,with some tie-in to Tibet, Torino, 20.6:
How internationally-accepted principles of sustainable and adequate development can be applied to Tibet.Topics will include a look at Tibet's economy, principles of sustainable architecture and town planning, development policies, and potential targets for development in the future.
On site coordinator: Francesca De Filippi, francesca.defilippi@polito.it
Conservation of Tibetan wall-paintings, Roma, 22.6:
Technical aspects of conservation of Tibetan wall-paintings will be the main focus. Paintings on the interior walls of monuments,monasteries and residences in Tibet present a significant part of Tibetan cultural heritage.The earliest surviving paintings date back to at least the 11th century, and point to the strong Indian influence on the early development of Tibetan culture and religion. Events of the Cultural Revolution have greatly diminished the number of preserved historic monuments, so that the preservation of the remaining examples of early art and architecture has assumed great importance.
On site coordinator:Donatella Cavezzali,dcavezzali.icr@beniculturali.it

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