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Alireza Askari ChaverdiShiraz University, Iran

Iranian director of the Iranian-Italian Joint Archaeological Mission at Persepolis World Cultural Heritage Site since 2005.

Associate Professor at the Department of History and Archaeology, Shiraz University and Vice-Chancellor of the Shiraz University of Arts.

He has carried out several excavations in the province of Fars, focussing on the Pre-Islamic Historic periods, from the Achaemenid to the Sasanian ones.

In the frame of the activities of the Iranian-Italian Joint Archaeological Mission since 2008 he has co-directed the project “From Palace to Town”, aiming at a better knowledge of the inhabited town which according to the sources was near the Imperial Citadel of Persepolis;

Since 2011 the same project is working on a monumental gate of the Early Achaemenid period discovered at Tol-e Ajori, 3.5 km to the West of Persepolis.

He has published four monographs and several articles on the archaeology and art of Pre-Islamic Iran.

Alireza Askari ChaverdiShiraz University, Iran

Iranian director of the Iranian-Italian Joint Archaeological Mission at Persepolis World Cultural Heritage Site since 2005.

Associate Professor at the Department of History and Archaeology, Shiraz University and Vice-Chancellor of the Shiraz University of Arts.

He has carried out several excavations in the province of Fars, focussing on the Pre-Islamic Historic periods, from the Achaemenid to the Sasanian ones.

In the frame of the activities of the Iranian-Italian Joint Archaeological Mission since 2008 he has co-directed the project “From Palace to Town”, aiming at a better knowledge of the inhabited town which according to the sources was near the Imperial Citadel of Persepolis;

Since 2011 the same project is working on a monumental gate of the Early Achaemenid period discovered at Tol-e Ajori, 3.5 km to the West of Persepolis.

He has published four monographs and several articles on the archaeology and art of Pre-Islamic Iran.

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Alessandro RizziLecture: Losing photographic visual memories

Alessandro Rizzi is Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Milano (Italy), teaching Multimedia, Colorimetry and Film restoration.
He is doing research since 1990 in the field of digital imaging with a particular interest on color, visualization, photography, HDR, VR and on the perceptual issues related to digital imaging, interfaces and lighting.
He is the head of the MIPS Lab at the Department of Computer Science. He has been one of the founders of the Italian Color Group, Secretary of CIE Division 8, IS&T Fellow and Vice President. In 2015 he received the Davies medal from the Royal Photographic Society.
He is co-chair of the IS&T Conference “Color Imaging: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy and Applications”, Topical Editor for “Applied Color Science” of the Journal of Optical Society of America A, Associate Editor of Journal of Electronic Imaging, member of several program committees of conferences related to color and digital imaging.

Alessandro RizziLecture: Losing photographic visual memories

Alessandro Rizzi is Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Milano (Italy), teaching Multimedia, Colorimetry and Film restoration.
He is doing research since 1990 in the field of digital imaging with a particular interest on color, visualization, photography, HDR, VR and on the perceptual issues related to digital imaging, interfaces and lighting.
He is the head of the MIPS Lab at the Department of Computer Science. He has been one of the founders of the Italian Color Group, Secretary of CIE Division 8, IS&T Fellow and Vice President. In 2015 he received the Davies medal from the Royal Photographic Society.
He is co-chair of the IS&T Conference “Color Imaging: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy and Applications”, Topical Editor for “Applied Color Science” of the Journal of Optical Society of America A, Associate Editor of Journal of Electronic Imaging, member of several program committees of conferences related to color and digital imaging.

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Kaja ŠirokLecture: Museums in pandemic time: from isolation to everyday communication.

Director of the National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia. Kaja Širok is a research fellow at the Faculty of Arts (Department for Sociology), University of Ljubljana and the director of the National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia. An historian by training, her PhD in cultural studies focused on contested memories and identity making in the border area between Italy and Slovenia. Her current research addresses museums and memory studies, with special attention paid to the creation of national historical narratives related to identity formation, contested memories, revisionism and (re)interpretations of history. She has published several articles on the memorialisation of the past in museum exhibitions, memory and visual culture, and contested histories vs. dominant historical narratives. She is an active member of the Academic Committee of the House of European History in Brussels, chair of ICOM Slovenia and a board member of ICMEMO.

Kaja ŠirokLecture: Museums in pandemic time: from isolation to everyday communication.

Director of the National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia. Kaja Širok is a research fellow at the Faculty of Arts (Department for Sociology), University of Ljubljana and the director of the National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia. An historian by training, her PhD in cultural studies focused on contested memories and identity making in the border area between Italy and Slovenia. Her current research addresses museums and memory studies, with special attention paid to the creation of national historical narratives related to identity formation, contested memories, revisionism and (re)interpretations of history. She has published several articles on the memorialisation of the past in museum exhibitions, memory and visual culture, and contested histories vs. dominant historical narratives. She is an active member of the Academic Committee of the House of European History in Brussels, chair of ICOM Slovenia and a board member of ICMEMO.

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Daniela FerroLecture: New technologies in traditional diagnostic

Daniela Ferro (YOCOCU- Sapienza, University of Rome, CNR). Expert in the
ancient goldsmith technologies, using the Electron Scanning Microscopy
has looked the micro aspects of numerous important cultural heritage in the filed of Ceramics and of Metallurgy

Daniela FerroLecture: New technologies in traditional diagnostic

Daniela Ferro (YOCOCU- Sapienza, University of Rome, CNR). Expert in the
ancient goldsmith technologies, using the Electron Scanning Microscopy
has looked the micro aspects of numerous important cultural heritage in the filed of Ceramics and of Metallurgy

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Antonio RavaLecture: Problems of street art conservation

Antonio Rava was born in Turin on November 12, 1952, he was graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Torino and was graduated as a Restorer at the Central Institute of Restoration in Rome. Since 1979 he addressed his attention to contemporary art conservation at New York University, Department of Conservation with a Fullbright scholarship, since then he worked and hold research for Italian and foreign institutions responsible for conservation.

It ‘was responsible for the Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna in Turin during the European project INCCA (International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art) and for several years he taught restoration of contemporary art for the University of Turin at the Center conservation and Restoration “La Venaria Reale”.

Antonio RavaLecture: Problems of street art conservation

Antonio Rava was born in Turin on November 12, 1952, he was graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Torino and was graduated as a Restorer at the Central Institute of Restoration in Rome. Since 1979 he addressed his attention to contemporary art conservation at New York University, Department of Conservation with a Fullbright scholarship, since then he worked and hold research for Italian and foreign institutions responsible for conservation.

It ‘was responsible for the Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna in Turin during the European project INCCA (International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art) and for several years he taught restoration of contemporary art for the University of Turin at the Center conservation and Restoration “La Venaria Reale”.

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Davide Richiard LoeppLecture: Know-how and Knowledge: The Practitioner’s Approach in Experimental Archaeology

Title of lecture: “Know-how and Knowledge: The Practitioner’s Approach in Experimental Archaeology”

David Loepp was born in 1951 and grew up in Wyoming. In 1969 he moved to Paris. Three years later he moved to Sicily where he apprenticed as a goldsmith. Initially interested in Etruscan jewelry, he specialized in ancient and traditional technology. In 1996 he opened a workshop in Rome. He has worked in experimental archaeology for the past two decades in collaboration with the University of Rome la Sapienza, Italy’s National Research Council and the Antiquitates Center for Experimental Archaeology in Civitella Cesa. He has served as a consultant on experimental archaeology projects and worked as an external thesis advisor.

Davide Richiard LoeppLecture: Know-how and Knowledge: The Practitioner’s Approach in Experimental Archaeology

Title of lecture: “Know-how and Knowledge: The Practitioner’s Approach in Experimental Archaeology”

David Loepp was born in 1951 and grew up in Wyoming. In 1969 he moved to Paris. Three years later he moved to Sicily where he apprenticed as a goldsmith. Initially interested in Etruscan jewelry, he specialized in ancient and traditional technology. In 1996 he opened a workshop in Rome. He has worked in experimental archaeology for the past two decades in collaboration with the University of Rome la Sapienza, Italy’s National Research Council and the Antiquitates Center for Experimental Archaeology in Civitella Cesa. He has served as a consultant on experimental archaeology projects and worked as an external thesis advisor.

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Alessandra BonazzaLecture: Managing Cultural Heritage at risk in a changing climate

Alessandra Bonazza is reponsible for the Research Unit “Impact on
Environment, Cultural Heritage and Health” at CNR-ISAC and is Professor
of Environmental Impact on Materials, Deterioration and Ageing at the
University of Bologna. Principal investigator in several EC Projects,
she recently coordinated the Study funded by DG-EAC “Safeguarding
Cultural Heritage from Natural and Man-Made Disasters” and the Interreg
Central Europe ProteCHt2save. She is currently the project manager of
the Interreg Central Europe STRENCH (STRENgthening resilience of
Cultural Heritage at risk in a changing environment
through proactive transnational cooperation) and member of the
"Copernicus Cultural Heritage Task Force". Her academic background is
geology, though she has worked in the field of heritage science for her
entire career moving from building material characterization to
evaluation of pollution and climate impact on monuments and
archaeological sites. She is particularly interested in resilience and
adaptation of cultural heritage and landscape to climate changes and
environmental compatibility and durability of materials in restoration.

Alessandra BonazzaLecture: Managing Cultural Heritage at risk in a changing climate

Alessandra Bonazza is reponsible for the Research Unit “Impact on
Environment, Cultural Heritage and Health” at CNR-ISAC and is Professor
of Environmental Impact on Materials, Deterioration and Ageing at the
University of Bologna. Principal investigator in several EC Projects,
she recently coordinated the Study funded by DG-EAC “Safeguarding
Cultural Heritage from Natural and Man-Made Disasters” and the Interreg
Central Europe ProteCHt2save. She is currently the project manager of
the Interreg Central Europe STRENCH (STRENgthening resilience of
Cultural Heritage at risk in a changing environment
through proactive transnational cooperation) and member of the
"Copernicus Cultural Heritage Task Force". Her academic background is
geology, though she has worked in the field of heritage science for her
entire career moving from building material characterization to
evaluation of pollution and climate impact on monuments and
archaeological sites. She is particularly interested in resilience and
adaptation of cultural heritage and landscape to climate changes and
environmental compatibility and durability of materials in restoration.

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YOCOCU 2020

Programme

  • 2 Nov
    16.00-17.00 (Italy Time) 19.00-20.00 (Georgia Time) Virtual aperitif
    Welcome to YOCOCU 2020 -  Opening with the Institutions
    Chair:  Andrea Macchia (YOCOCU) and David  Berikashvili (University  of Georgia)
    Walk to talk: Speaking about Georgia (Virtual Tour, unique aspects about Georgia, Cultural heritage and more)
  • 3 Nov
    11.00-12.00 (Italy Time) 14.00-15.00 (Georgia Time) I° lecture Loepp David Richard
    Title “Know-how and Knowledge: The Practitioner’s Approach in Experimental Archaeology”
    Walk to talk Strategies in conservation and valorization of archaeological sites and buildings
    Chair Laura Genovese (CNR-ISPC Italy)
    12.30-13.30 (Italy Time) 15.30-16.30 (Georgia Time) II°lecture Daniela Ferro
    Title "New technologies in traditional diagnostic"
    Walk to talk Past and innovative approaches in the conservation of cultural heritage
    Chair Andrea Macchia
    14.30-15.30 (Italy Time) 17.30-18.30 (Georgia Time) III° lecture Širok Kaja
    Title Museums in pandemic time: from isolation to everyday communication. A positive reflection on the museums role in uncertain times. How to work on exhibitions, collections and European project dissemination in 2020.
    Walk to talk Museum and educational environment
    Chair Lela Tsitsuashvili (Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia)
    15.30-16.30 (Italy Time) 18.30-19.30 (Georgia Time) IV° lecture Rava Antonio
    Title Problems of street art conservation
    Walk to talk Conservation of street art and other modern materials through mirate chemical products.
    Chair Omodeo Christian (Team de Le Grand Jeu)
  • 4 Nov
    11.00-12.00 (Italy Time) 14.00-15.00 (Georgia Time) V° lecture Bonazza Alessandra
    Title Managing Cultural Heritage at risk in a changing climate
    Walk to talk Green & Cultural Heritage
    Chair Luigi Campanella (University of Rome)
    12.30-13.30 (Italy Time) 15.30-16.30 (Georgia Time) VI°lecture Askari Chaverdi  Alireza
    Title
    Walk to talk An interdisciplinary dialogue between Archaeology and Folklore
    Chair David Berikashvili (University of Georgia)
    14.30-15.30 (Italy Time) 17.00-18.30 (Georgia Time) VII° lecture Rizzi Alessandro, Plutino Alice
    Title Losing photographic visual memories
    Walk to talk Interpretation and presentation of cultural heritage (exhibition design and eductional activities)
    Chair Sandra Maria Petrillo (Owner of SMP Photo Conservation Studio, Italy)
09:00 - 19:00Scientific Programme By Andrea Macchia and David Berikashvili,

The conference will be developed over two days organized in this way: lectures followed by a “walk the talk” space on a specific conference topic. Those who have submitted abstracts will be asked to participate in the discussion but not to present their work.

09:00 - 19:00Scientific Programme By Andrea Macchia and David Berikashvili,

The conference will be developed over two days organized in this way: lectures followed by a “walk the talk” space on a specific conference topic. Those who have submitted abstracts will be asked to participate in the discussion but not to present their work.

09:00 - 19:00Scientific Programme By Andrea Macchia and David Berikashvili,

The conference will be developed over two days organized in this way: lectures followed by a “walk the talk” space on a specific conference topic. Those who have submitted abstracts will be asked to participate in the discussion but not to present their work.