22 Works

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Salvatore Lorusso

Research project: “Charter on the Risk for Cultural Heritage conservation in bounded environments”

Guido Meli & Salvatore Lorusso
As for the objectives set by the Charter on the Risk of Cultural Heritage and of the Territorial Information System at a regional level and in particular concerning Sicily, the research is aimed at reaching two goals with an integral and consistent approach. The first objective is to collect the necessary information and to carry out an action plan in order to help the person in charge with the cultural unit (museum, library, archive, picture...

Integrated techniques to evaluate the features of sedimentary rocks of archaeological areas of Sicily

Maria Brai, Antonio Cimino, Giuseppe Raso, Tiziano Schillaci, Stefano Bellia, Antonio Lo Casto, Paola Fantazzini & Antonella Maccotta
Sicily includes a great variety of lithologies, giving a high complexity to the geologic landscape. Their prevalent lithology is sedimentary. It is well known that rocks of sedimentary origin, compared with metamorphic and volcanic deposits, can be relatively soft and hence fairly easy to model. Nevertheless, this workability advantage is a drawback for Cultural Heritage applications. In fact, these materials show a high porosity, with pore-size distributions that lead to deterioration through absorption of water....

The Direzione Generale per gli Affari Generali, il Bilancio, le Risorse Umane e la Formazione, in the re-organization of the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali: institutional purposes bent to Human Resources and Training

Alfredo Giacomazzi
The plan for the training for 2005 is presented as part of the re-organization of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and of the General Management for General Affairs, for the Budget, Human Resources and Training, in particular it is a presentation of the activities that the Administration wishes to carry out at an economic-financial level and in the management. To be more precise reference is made to the National Project “L-Lifelong Learning” –...

Art and Science, Art is Science

Salvatore Lorusso

Polo scientifico-didattico di Ravenna, Academics 2005/2006

Salvatore Lorusso

The project Salvalarte respira pulito: a multidisciplinary operative tool for the conservation and use of Cultural Heritage in Sicily

Salvatore Barbaro, Rosario Caracausi & Rosa Maria Chisesi
The present work concerns the description of the contents and of the methods of the project “SALVALARTE respira pulito” (“SAVE ART and breathe clean air”) promoted by Legambiente, ARPA and the Regional Center for the Project and the Restoration of the Region Sicily, in cooperation with the University of Palermo. The goal of the project was to analyze and collect information on the condition of the cultural heritage in Sicily. The purpose of the goal...

Reflections on the conservation and the conservative restoration of archive and library materials

Antonio Zappalà
Some aspects concerning the situation of the archive-library sector are analyzed, highlighting all the weaknesses in the organization of the libraries and of the archives, weaknesses in the actions aimed at prevention and safeguarding and effects of restoration on aging.

Molecular biotechnologies for the characterization and the evaluation of microorganisms in degradation processes of manufactures which are of historical artistic interest

Franco Palla
This work presents the application of some molecular biology techniques with high interest in cultural heritage field. These methodologies have proved to be extremely useful to characterize microbial communities colonization and their potential involvement in deterioration processes, mainly because it become possible curried out cultural-independent studies of microorganisms in both organic or inorganic substrates. These methods can be easily suited to study the biodeterioration of cultural heritage and, in the future, their application will be...

The Italian architects in Moscow in the XV-XVI centuries

Ekaterina Karpova Fasce
At the end of the XV century and at the beginning of the XVI century one of the most powerful strongholds in Europe, the Kremlin, was built in Moscow. This building was made thanks to the engineering, architectonic and mechanical genius of the Italian masters who had come to Russia by request of the Great Prince Ivan the Third. The Italian architects were able to combine the Russian architectural style with the style of the...

Alcamo Project: an integrated laboratory for the analysis and the study of a roman officinal area in Contrada Foggia in Alcamo Marina (TP)

Dario Giorgetti, Giacomo A. Orofino, Joseph Franzò & Xabier Gonzàlez Muro
During the archaeological research activities carried out in the past three years near Alcamo Matina (TP) an officinal area of the Roman period was brought to light. The find was accidental and consisted of a series of kilns used for the cooking of ceramic material which dates back to the centuries I-V A.D. The architectonic and structural solutions adopted for the realization of the ceramic complex are very interesting, a series of kilns on various...

The individuation of Cultural Heritage owned by the State and by non profit private bodies

Nicola Aicardi
The individuation of the cultural heritage is the first step to be carried out before subjecting the cultural heritage to the legal preservation regime. The Author adopted the systems for the individuation of the cultural heritage owned by the State or by non profit private legal persons as provided for by the law in force, at the same time he indicated the problems that were arising, describing the new system indicated by art.12 of the...

Material analysis on the crucifix in San Michele: the filling material

Vincenzo Riganti, Mario Giaccio & Marco Baldi
In the Romanesque basilica S. Michele in Pavia there is a silver foil Crucifix that dates back to the XII century. During a precise restoration work carried out in 2003 the material was analyzed in order to obtain more precise information. In particular the analysis focused on the filling materials under the silver foil and on the characterization of their resins, which, according to the results, are colophony and beeswax. The filling material for the...

Again on the relation between rails and archaeological and architectural heritage

Francesco Mauro
There is a brief description of the unique relation between the railway system, whose main actor is Ferrovie dello Stato (Italian State Railways) and the cultural and archaeological heritage on the national territory. That relation dates back to the period during which the railway was introduced in Italy, before the unification of Italy. As the country developed that relationship became more intense and it started to play a key role during the works for the...

New researches on the Arciconfraternita di San Girolamo della Carità

Elisabetta Marchetti
Among all the brotherhoods of the modern age the Archbrotherhood of St Jerome of Charity plays a key role. It was set up in Rome before the Council of Trent and is still active now after many events and changes. Between the XVI and the XIX century the Charity was known especially for its activities in favor of convicts. Between 1551 and 1583 Philip Neri played an active part in the life of the Archbrotherhood...

Air quality in bounded environments

Salvatore Lorusso & Andrea Natali
Some measurements were made on the total suspended particulate (PTS) and on the fraction PM 10 of dusts within some environments, in particular in cultural institutes such us the State Archives in Rome, Florence and Rimini. The aim is not only to highlight the alteration-degradation of the above-said dusts on the manufactures placed and kept there, but also to quantify the polluting substance that can be inhaled by any guest of the Archive during his...

Enssib and the preservation of special collections in France

François Dupuigrenet Desroussilles
What kind of formal training and continuing education are provided in France for special collection librarians, and how do they prepare librarians for the variety of educational roles they have to play? To answer these two questions I will mostly rely on my experience of ten years as director of Enssib, the school that has a monopoly on the initial training of all French librarians and provides most of their continuing education, hoping this will...

The Honoris Causa Degree in Conservazione dei Beni Culturali to Friedrich Krinzinger. Considerations on the conservation on the spot of excavation finds

Eugenio Russo
Friedrich Krinzinger, Professor of Classic Archaeology at the Vienna University and director of the Austrian Archaeological Institute has been interested in the techniques and in their applications in archaeology since he was young and he funded and ran IDEA in Vienna, Center of interdisciplinary research for the application of natural sciences to archaeology. He was director of the Austrian archaeological mission in Ephesus and worked at a large covering of a housing complex in Hefesus,...

Tursi: the Rabatana

Cosimo Damiano Fonseca
There are many important factors which make the town of Tursi an exceptional case in the pattern of human settlements in Basilicata: to begin with, it was the Capital of Leukanía, the third Byzantine thema of the Catepanate of Italy; then, it acquired a certain Islamic character due to the highest point of the old town, called “Rabatana”; finally, it gained importance because of its geomorphological context, characterized by major deterioration factors and a high...

Regarding Troy

Eleonora Cavallini
Speaking of “historical mistakes” with reference to “Troy” is nonsense, for the simple reason that the movie is inspired to a myth, and the myth is the result of fantastic amplification and transfiguration of historical events. The Trojan war was very different from its poetical (not only Homeric) representations: as historians such as Moses Finley showed, it was not a ten-year-long siege, but probably a series of short raids aiming at plunder. As a matter...

Ancient hypogeous manufactures: the cereal pits in San Giovanni in Marignano (Rimini)

Maria Lucia De Nicolò
The study focuses on the analysis of the hypogeous pits for the conservation of cereals in the historical center of San Giovanni in Marignano (Rimini). This small town in the low Valle del Conca (Conca Valley), on the border between Marche and Romagna, 3 km away from the sea, has a high concentration of underground silos protected by a fortified enclosure, this was known already in the late Middle Ages. Those silos were used to...

Resource Types

  • Text

Publication Year

  • 2004

Registration Year

  • 2012

Data Centers

  • Università degli Studi di Bologna