20 May 2022
The webinars part of the third edition of the International School of Cultural Heritage continue. Focusing on the technologies for archaelogy, this edition of the permanent workshop for Italian and foreign professionals to share knowledge, experiences, methods, and tools that inform their working practice involves thirtythree professionals coming from eight Mediterranean countries (Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Marocco, Palestine, Tunisia and North Macedonia). The invited professionals take part in a spring intensive online training program, streaming on fad.fondazionescuolapatrimonio.it, and a fall fieldwork in Italy.
During the second week of the first session of the International School of Cultural Heritage, the invited professionals shared their expereinces on the use of digital technologies in the context of ‘internal’ processes of protection, conservation and cataloguing of archaelogical heritage. In particular, speakers delved into the identification of working methodologies based on metric quality control for 3D models, the analysis of techniques for the in-situ conservation and restoration of architectural underwater heritage, the design of intelligent robotic systems for the protection and conservation of the archaeologic artifacts, the ways in which digital tools may help fight common cultural crimes, and finally the use of 3D modelling and survey techniques for the documentation and interpretation of data. This week’s program also included a time for interactive experimentation. In fact, during the module on digital tools for combating illicit trafficking in cultural properties run by Riccardo Giovanelli, the professionals involved had the opportunity to run a hands-on activity, experimenting with easily accessible digital tools how to identify and set measures to prevent and recover cultural property from loothing.
Speakers of the week: Emanuel Demetrescu from the Italian National Research Council – CNR, Grazia Tucci from University of Florence, Roberto Petriaggi, editor at Archaeologia maritima mediterranea – an international journal on underwater archeology, Barbara Davidde, director at National Superintendency for Underwater Cultural Heritarge, Marcello Pelillo, professor of computer science and artificial intelligence at University Ca’ Foscari Venice, Riccardo Giovanelli from the Italian Institute of Technology at University Ca’ Foscari Venice – CCHT@Ca’Foscari-IIT), David Chelazzi from University of Florence, Alex Zabeo, founder and chief technology officer of Green Decision at University Ca’ Foscari Venice, and Daniele Ferdani from the Italian National Research Council – CNR.