Series of seminars in “Cultural Property Protection in Crisis Response”

 

Fondazione Santagata presents, from February 15th to May 15th, a series of seminars held by teachers and experts in the field of cultural heritage protection during armed conflicts and natural disasters, aimed at deepening themes and models for a adequate management of cultural heritage in crisis scenarios.


 

Context

 

Seminars are held by leading experts in the field, including: Francesco Bandarin (UNESCO senior advisor and member of the Steering Committee of Aga Khan Trust for Culture), Edouard Planche (UNESCO Regional Advisor), Stefania Abakerli (World Bank), Webber Ndoro (Director-General of the ICCROM – International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property), Officials and experts of the Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage and of the Command for Training and Application School of the Italian Army.

 

Topics discussed are all related to the protection of cultural heritage, from the legal-normative aspects required by international laws, to economic, political and managerial ones.

 

All the seminars are held in English, open to the public and to the 17 students enrolled in the Master in Cultural Property Protection, who come from 10 different countries. The activities and topics discussed during the seminars can be also addressed, above all, to university students, researchers, academics, professors, trainers, politicians, non-governmental organizations, journalists and architects.

 

For the seminars that will be held on the days of 15/02, 15/03 and 5/4, there is the possibility that the architects are recognized of 2 CFP’s.

Participation is allowed after registration at the event by e-mail at culturalpro@corep.it


 

Partner

 

The series of seminars is organized in the framework of the International Master in “Cultural Property Protection in Crisis Response”, of which the Santagata Foundation is a technical-scientific partner, under the patronage of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO.


 

Impact

 

The aim of the series of seminars is to study and understand what techniques, policies and actions, to safeguard and protect cultural heritage, not only in areas affected by conflicts and war scenarios, but also in territories that have suffered the destruction of artistic and cultural heritage as a result of environmental disasters. The theme of cultural heritage protection is among the most current in international strategic and political agendas, as the definition of specific actions for the prevention and recovery of historical sites and entire cities is becoming more and more necessary.

 

Among the areas most affected by the destruction of cultural heritage, we mention Syria, Nepal, Yemen, Iraq, where internationally renowned museums, monuments, places of worship and numerous UNESCO sites have been razed and looted.

 

Topics discussed during the seminar cycle are consistent with UNESCO’s objectives of training, education, sustainability of cities and improvement of social conditions, as they focus on the training of experts who can act in emergency scenarios and are able to safeguard, to protect and recover the world cultural heritage, which contributes to the definition of the identity of peoples and communities.


Programme

 

THE REBIRTH OF HERITAGE AFTER WARS AND DEVASTATIONS
Francesco Bandarin (UNESCO Senior Advisor)
15th February – from 9.30 to 12.00 AM
Musei Reali di Torino

 

 

FIRST AID ON CULTURAL HERITAGE IN TIME OF CRISIS
Maria Teresa Jaquinta (ICCROM Liaison Officer)
15th March – from 10.00 to 12.00 AM
Palazzo Chiablese (Piazza San Giovanni, 2 – Torino)

 

 

THE CARABINIERI CULTURAL PROTECTION COMMAND: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENTS
Comando dei Carabinieri per la Tutela del Patrimonio Culturale – Gen. B. Fabrizio Parrulli
18th March – from 10.00 to 12.00 AM
Comando 1° Battaglione Carabinieri “Piemonte” (Viale del Castello, 2BIS, 10024 Moncalieri TO)

 

 

INVESTING IN CULTURAL HERITAGE TO ENHANCE PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL RESILIENCE
Stefania Abakerli (World Bank)
5th April – from 10.00 to 12.00 AM
Mastio della Cittadella, Via Cernaia (Torino)

 

 

THE ITALIAN ARMY EXPERIENCE IN KOSOVO
Maj. Gen. Salvatore Cuoci
10th April – from 10.00 to 12.00 AM
Training School and Command of Applied Military Studies of the Italian Army

 

 

FIGHT AGAINST ILLICIT TRAFFIC AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO CRISIS SITUATION
Edouard Planche (UNESCO Regional Advisor)
12th April – from 10.00 to 12.00 AM
Centre for Conservation and Restoration  La Venaria Reale (Piazza della Repubblica, Venaria Reale)

 

 

NATIONAL HISTORICAL ARTILLERY MUSEUM 
Visit to the Museum and projection fo the docu-film “The Destruction of Memory” (by Tim Slade)
29th April