European Symposium on Religious Art Restoration & Conservation




About the Conference

On behalf of Faculty of Mass Media Communication from UCM Trnava - Slovakia, European Journal of Science and Theology, Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi" from Iaşi - România, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, National Museum, Vatican Museums, Kermes Quaderni from Italy, University of Tuscia - Italy, Gentili SRL (Restauro monumentale) from Italy, Deutsches Kultur-Zentrum Iasi - România and Faculty of Orthodox Theology - România as organizing and scientific committee, we warmly invite you to:




10th European Symposium

on Religious Art Restoration & Conservation

(ESRARC 2018)


The symposium is scheduled to 31st May - 1st June 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic .

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


D. Religions and media communication:

- D1 – Religious media and their audience

- D2 – Modern communication of world religions

- D3 – Media reflection of religions