European Symposium on Religious Art Restoration & Conservation

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About the Conference

On behalf of Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi" from Iaşi - România, European Journal of Science and Theology, Faculty of Orthodox Theology from the University "Al. I. Cuza" Iaşi - România, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of Romanian Academy Iaşi - România, Faculty of Mass Media Communication from UCM Trnava - Slovakia, Vatican Museums, Kermes Quaderni from Italy, University of Tuscia - Italy, Gentili SRL (Restauro monumentale) from Italy and Deutsches Kultur-Zentrum Iasi - România as organizing and scientific committee, we warmly invite you to:




9th European Symposium

on Religious Art Restoration & Conservation

(ESRARC 2017)


The symposium is scheduled to18th – 20th May 2017 in Iaşi (România).

The religious art is part of cultural and spiritual heritage, and its preservation for the further generations, involving wide multidisciplinary approaches. The interaction between tangible and intangible aspects of the religious art has recently been bringing together, thanks to plenty of interdisciplinary studies. Specialists in History, Theology, Arts, Conservation sciences, in marketing and mass media communication will add some knowledge and enhance the overall and intrinsic heritage values of this kind.



Topics of interest to the conference are as follows:


A. Socio-spiritual values of the religious art:

- A1 – Artistic and cultural evaluation

- A2 – Historic, theological and social perspectives (past and present)

- A3 – Religion and modern cross-cultural communication

- A4 – Religion and globalization

- A5 – Religion, terror and the role of cultural heritage

- A6 – Inventory of monuments and religious heritage (archaeological aspects)


B. Conservation, restoration and diagnostics of religious cultural heritage:

- B1 – Environmental impact

- B2 – Analytical, diagnostic and intervention methodologies

- B3 – New materials for conservation and restoration

- B4 – Monitoring and scheduled maintenance

- B5 – Protection of the archaeological heritage. Legal and practical aspects


C. Sacral sights in the light of tourist trade marketing:

- C1 – Marketing of sacral sights as universal cultural heritage

- C2 – Sacral sights as new dimension of secular tourism

- C3 – Sociocultural development in regions

- C4 – Sacral sights as new tools of war/as tools of politics

- C5 – Sacral sights and securitization discourses

- C6 – Sacral sights and cultural identity

- C7 – Archaeological heritage preservation and tourism

- C8 – Religious/cultural heritage and the public. Education and research