Can we record to preserve the craftsmens’ intend from antiquity to the present in Cultural Heritage?

  • From 26/06/2023 15:30 to 26/06/2023 16:15

Mario Santana Quintero

Mario Santana-Quintero, is a professor at the Civil and Environmental Engineering (Carleton University) in Ottawa, Canada. He is also a Carleton immersive Media Studio Lab (CIMS) faculty member. Besides his academic work in Canada, he is a guest professor at the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (University of Leuven). Along with his academic activities, he serves as Secretary-General of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). He is one of the past presidents of the ICOMOS Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation (CIPA).
Furthermore, he has been a Getty Conservation Institute scholar. He has collaborated in several international projects in the field of heritage documentation for The Getty Conservation Institute, UNESCO among others. In recent years he was awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Liege (Belgium), and he is a member of the Association of Preservation Technology College of Fellows.

What is the real the craftsmen’s’ intend when we digitally record cultural heritage sites, can we develop technologies that allow us to make decisions in preserving the significance and integrity of heritage assets. What are the technological challenges to overcome and the responsibility as heritage recording specialist, what is the legacy we left behind. The lecture will be illustrated by recent case studies from ancient rock arts in the Colombian amazon to a land art site in Tuscany.