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The Safeguard of Cultural Heritage

A Challenge From the Past for the Europe of Tomorrow. COST strategic workshop, July 11th- 13th, 2011, Florence, Italy
  • Edited by:
  • Marco Fioravanti,
  • Saverio Mecca,

The workshop has been organised with the contribution of three different Institutions such as COST, University of Florence and Florens Foundation. Within the COST, the Action IE0601 - "Wood Science for Conservation of Wooden Cultural Heritage" - has performed an important role in carrying out the Workshop, both conceiving the idea and supporting its organisation. COST Strategic Workshops are instruments typically dedicated to launch new felds of research and or relevant topics. The present Workshop has been proposed in order to achieve the following aims:• To stimulate the discussion process and awareness on the importance of the safeguard of Cultural Heritage, and for highlighting its Cultural, Social and Economical importance. • To support the strengthening of an ERA in the fi eld of Cultural Heritage, and to establish research topics to be suggested as possible programmatic lines of the 8th FP. • To inform political stakeholders on the necessity to support research and European co-operations in the fi eld of Cultural Heritage.

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Marco Fioravanti

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-4590-5044

Saverio Mecca

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-9568-7789

Marco Fioravanti Associated professor of Wood science and technology at the University of Florence. His academic background is in Forestry Science with a PhD in Wood Science at Florence University. Conservation of wooden cultural heritage has been one of his main subjects of interest since the end of 80’s. Researches have been carried out on the physical and mechanical behaviour of wooden panel paintings and wooden sculptures, on conservation of historical wooden musical instruments, and on waterlogged archaeological wood.
Saverio Mecca architect, is Full Professor of Construction Management at University of Florence and since november 2009 is Dean of the Faculty of Architecture. He specialises in project management applied to construction processes and complex projects and to traditional architecture and cities in Mediterranean region. Professor Saverio Mecca has published widely and participated in international congresses mostly on quality and risk in project planning, and on traditional architecture in Mediterranean region. He has also practical experience as an Architect in design and site supervision of architectural projects. He participated also as coordinator and as partner to several UE projects. Since 2007 he is Director of the Research Center on Innovation and Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems at University of Florence, INNLINK- S Research Center, oriented to investigate local and traditional knowledge systems in the field of architecture, agronomy and material cultures with an interdisciplinary scientific approach.
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Pages: 368

  • Publication Year: 2011

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The Safeguard of Cultural Heritage

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A Challenge From the Past for the Europe of Tomorrow. COST strategic workshop, July 11th- 13th, 2011, Florence, Italy


Marco Fioravanti, Saverio Mecca

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