ICOMOS CIF 2022 Symposium and AGM

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ICOMOS CIF 2022 Symposium and AGM

ICOMOS CIF 2022 Scientific Symposium and AGM: "Advancing Education for Architectural Conservation"

By ICOMOS CIF - ISC on Education and Training

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Date and time

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 09:00 - Tue, 27 Sep 2022 17:00 CEST


Auditorium al Duomo - Centro Congressi al Duomo Firenze Via de' Cerretani 54/R 50123 Firenze Italy

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The ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Education and Training (CIF) researches and promotes international cooperation in the field of education and training for the understanding, protection, conservation and management of built heritage, historic sites and cultural landscapes. It works on the advancement of greater understanding of such heritage, and the appropriate approaches, intervention criteria, technologies and management for its conservation, and to advise on the development of ICOMOS programs in this field.

The ICOMOS CIF 2022 Symposium will focus on education and training for the conservation of architectural and archaeological heritage, at all levels, understanding also the issues of professional competence and accreditation. It also intends to promote intergenerational engagement, bringing together very experienced professionals as well as emerging ones and students. The Symposium will include presentations by leading architectural conservation educators and architectural and archaeological conservation professionals and a round table.

Educational programmes, architectural and archaeological conservation projects will be presented in the first day as evidence of successful experiences, with a subsequent round table for an open discussion. We have allowed also enough time for coffee breaks and working lunches so to enable the maximum time for interaction and exchanges between the speakers and all the participants in the Symposium. During the second day there will be a series of local visits and the ICOMOS CIF members will attend the Annual General Meeting reviewing past activities and setting the agenda for the coming year.

We have established the programme to cover a variety of experiences, approaches, methods and instruments. We would also like all the attendants to actively contribute to the Symposium, so please send to ICOMOS CIF at: cif@icomos.org any relevant information and experiences you may have in the specific topics. All the submission will be reviewed and the selected material will be discussed during the round table and included in the Symposium Proceedings.



Monday 26th September

9.00 Registration

9.30 Welcome by Dr Cristina Gonzalez-Longo, ICOMOS CIF President and Carlotta del Bianco, President of the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco

9.45 Opening Remarks: by Dr Mounir Bouchenaki, Advisor to UNESCO and ICCROM

10.00 Session I: Education and Professional Competence in Architectural Conservation

Laboratorio Internacional LIRAU: Professor Javier Gallego Roca, Universidad de Granada

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation: Dr Sean O’Reilly

Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU Nara): Tamar Meladze

Professional Accreditation in Architectural Conservation: Ingval Maxwell, OBE

12.00 Coffee break

12.15 Session II: From Teaching and Learning to Practising: some Experiences

Crypta Balbi, Rome: Maria Letizia Conforto, Architect

Santa Maria Paganica, l’Aquila: Professor Claudio Varagnoli, Architect

Notre Dame, Paris: Professor Carlo Blasi, Architect

Villa dei Quintili, Rome: Giuliana Galli, Archaeologist

14.15 Working Lunch

15.30 Round Table: with the participation of all speakers and Professor Giovanni Carbonara from the Sapienza University of Rome

17.00 Coffee Break

17.30 Summary of the Day and Conclusions: A Decalogue for Education in Architectural Conservation

20.00: Symposium Dinner

Tuesday 27th September

9.00 Site visits

13.00 Working Lunch


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Thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding signed originally in 2013 and renewed in 2019 all the ICOMOS ISCs have the possibility to hold their annual meetings in Florence, in collaboration with the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco and its “Life Beyond Tourism” Movement, that prompt local communities in WHS to protect and enhance heritage for travelers inclusiveness and intercultural dialogue.

In 2014 Life Beyond Tourism has been endorsed by the ICOMOS GA Resolutions n. 1 and n. 42

The Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco and its “Life Beyond Tourism” Movement are glad to invite universities and heritage organisations represented by the Members of the ICOMOS CIF to take part to:

The World in Florence International Festival of the Diversity of the Cultural Expressions www.theworldinflorence.com Florence (Italy), November 16-18, 2022("Hybrid" format: on-line or in presence)

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