The Faculty of Geography and History of the University of Valencia is organising the European 11th European Symposium on Religious Art, Restoration & Conservation (ESRARC 2019). The sessions will be held on 11, 12 and 13 April in La Nau, the Centro del Carme and the faculty itself. Specialists in history, theology, arts, conservation sciences, marketing and communication will participate.
The symposium will deal with different aspects and themes such as the socio-spiritual values of religious art; iconology and iconography; conservation, restoration and diagnosis of religious cultural heritage; materiality and meaning in art and religious architecture; space, cultural heritage and development; and religions and the media.
According to the organizers, religious art is a type of artistic manifestation "that is part of the cultural and spiritual heritage, and that needs multidisciplinary symposia such as this to contribute to analysis and discussion, to ensure its preservation for future generations".
In addition to the Universitat de València, the following will also participate: the European Journal of Science and Theology, Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi" from Iaşi (România), Vatican Museums, Kermes Quaderni from Italy, Università degli Studi della Tuscia (Italy), Institute for Conservation and Promotion of Cultural Heritage, Florence (Italy), Deutsches Kultur-Zentrum Iasi (România), Faculty of Orthodox Theology from Iasi (România), Reasearch Center of Ancient Cultures at the Univerdad Anahuac from Mexico, Faculty of Fine Arts from Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), Valencian Institute of Conservation, Restoration and Research (Spain), Spanish Institute of Cultural Heritage (IPC), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), Universitat Jaume I from Castellón (Spain), Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut from Berlin (Germany), Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia (Italy), Communications Faculty from Trnava (Slovakia), Spanish Committee of Art History and University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland.
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