about

about

SIRA – the Italian Society for Architectural Conservation/Restoration – is a scientific society created to raise awareness about and spread a culture of conservation and restoration in Italy and the world, with a particular focus on architectural and landscape heritage.

SIRA advances the study and promotion of heritage in scientific, academic, civil and educational fields.

The society is comprised of university professors and researchers from the specific field of Conservation/Restoration [ICAR/19]. Membership is open to Italian and foreign scholars and operators with a recognised role in the field of conservation and preservation of cultural and landscape heritage.

The SIRA website presents and promotes scientific initiatives in the field of architectural conservation and restoration; illustrates the advancement of university research in PhD programmes, post-graduate dissertations and research grants; gathers information about members.

The website also provides current information about teaching programmes, research projects and national and international proposal calls, competitions and study grants, as well as reviews, publications, conferences and workshops related to themes of architectural conservation.

 

President: Stefano Della Torre
Secretary: Teresa Campisi

Board of Directors: Eva Coïsson, Sara Di Resta, Marina Docci, Caterina Giannattasio, Pietro Matracchi, Antonio Pugliano, Valentina Russo

permanent committees

education

coordinators: Marina Docci (Uniroma1), Eva Coïsson (UniPr)

Francesca Albani (Polimi), Raffaele Amore (Unina), Carla Bartolomucci (Univaq), Carla Bartolozzi (Polito), Carlotta Coccoli (Unibs), Michele Coppola (Unifi), Daniela Esposito (Uniroma1), M. Cristina Giambruno (Polimi), Alessandra Maniaci (Unirc), Manuela Mattone (Polito), Lucina Napoleone (Unige), Andrea Pane (Unina), Renata Prescia (Unipa), Emanuele Romeo (Polito), Rosario Scaduto (Unipa), Cristina Tedeschi (Polimi), Fabio Todesco (Unime), Maria Rosaria Valluzzi (Unipd)

 

research

coordinator: Caterina Giannattasio (Unica)

Marina D’Aprile (Unicampania), Emanuela De Feo (Unisa), Davide Del Curto (Polimi), Adalgisa Donatelli (Uniroma1), Saverio Carillo (Unicampania), Paolo Faccio (Iuav), Vittorio Foramitti (Uniud), Bianca Gioia Marino (Unina), Paolo Giordano (Unicampania), Giacomo Martines (Poliba), Lucina Napoleone (Unige), Federica Ottoni (Unipr),Valentina Pintus (Unica), Serena Pesenti (Polimi), Daniela Pittaluga (Unige), Renata Picone (Unina), Angela Quattrocchi (Unirc), Lionella Scazzosi (Polimi), Leila Signorelli (Unibo), Emanuela Sorbo (Iuav), Nino Sulfaro (Unirc), Andrea Ugolini (Unibo), Antonella Versaci (Unikore), M. Rosaria Villani (Unina)

 

internationalization

coordinator: Valentina Russo (Unina)

Marta Acierno (Uniroma1), Maurizio De Vita (Unifi), Alessandra Biasi (Uniud), Nora Lombardini (Polimi), Emanuele Morezzi (Polito), Stefano Musso (Unige), Sonia Pistidda (Polimi), Elisabetta Rosina (Polimi), Giulia Sanfilippo (Unict), Angela Squassina (Iuav), Maria Grazia Turco (Uniroma1), M. Rosaria Vitale (Unict), Antonella Versaci (Unikore)

communication

coordinator: Sara Di Resta (Iuav)

Zaira Barone (Unipa), Gianluigi De Martino (Unina), Adalgisa Donatelli (Uniroma1), Maria Grazia Ercolino (Uniroma1), Rossana Gabaglio (Polimi), Angelo Landi (Polimi), Chiara Mariotti (Upm), Francesco Novelli (Polito), Rita Vecchiattini (Unige), Massimo Ventimiglia (Unipa), Luigi Veronese (Unina)

 

relations with institutions, professions and the territory

coordinators: Maria Teresa Campisi (UniKORE), Eva Coïsson (Unipr), Pietro Matracchi (Unifi), Antonio Pugliano (Romatre)

Anna Boato (Unige), Paola Nella Branduini (Polimi), Christian Campanella (Polimi), Lorenzo Cantini (Polimi), Rossella De Cadilhac (Poliba), Stefano Della Torre (Polimi), Donatella Fiorani (Uniroma1), Donatella Fiorino (Unica), Francesca Geremia (Romatre), Giulio Mirabella Roberti (Unibg), Chiara Occelli (Polito), Elisabetta Pallottino (Romatre), Valeria Pracchi (Polimi), Marco Pretelli (Unibo), Giuseppina Pugliano (UniParthenope), Barbara Scala (Unibs)

mission

SIRA [Società Italiana per il Restauro dell’Architettura] pursues the following objectives:

  • stimulating scientific and cultural exchanges among scholars in other disciplines;
  • safeguarding and stimulating pluralism in research;
  • organising national and international meetings, seminars, conferences, congresses;
  • any other initiative for communicating studies in the field of conservation and restoration;
  • building a point of reference and information centre about the activities of individual scholars and groups operating in the field of architectural and landscape conservation and restoration;
  • supporting the teaching of architectural restoration, at all levels of Italian education, by promoting the social and educational value of an awareness and conservation of architectural heritage;

 

  • communicating and promoting an awareness of themes and questions in the field of architectural restoration and, for these purposes, promoting opportune scientific and communications tools, including the tools of mass communication;
  • serving as an interlocutor with various institutions operating in different educational structures and ministries dealing with the conservation and restoration of architectural and landscape heritage, in particular, the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, in all matters of education and research;
  • promoting relations with local, national and international bodies and institutions;
  • promoting the awareness and conservation of architectural heritage and its relative instruments and methods at various scales and at local, state, European and international levels.

(art. 2 of the SIRA Statute)

SIRA [Società Italiana per il Restauro dell’Architettura] pursues the following objectives:

  • stimulating scientific and cultural exchanges among scholars in other disciplines;
  • safeguarding and stimulating pluralism in research;
  • organising national and international meetings, seminars, conferences, congresses;
  • any other initiative for communicating studies in the field of conservation and restoration;
  • building a point of reference and information centre about the activities of individual scholars and groups operating in the field of architectural and landscape conservation and restoration;
  • supporting the teaching of architectural restoration, at all levels of Italian education, by promoting the social and educational value of an awareness and conservation of architectural heritage;
  • communicating and promoting an awareness of themes and questions in the field of architectural restoration and, for these purposes, promoting opportune scientific and communications tools, including the tools of mass communication;
  • serving as an interlocutor with various institutions operating in different educational structures and ministries dealing with the conservation and restoration of architectural and landscape heritage, in particular, the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, in all matters of education and research;
  • promoting relations with local, national and international bodies and institutions;
  • promoting the awareness and conservation of architectural heritage and its relative instruments and methods at various scales and at local, state, European and international levels.

(art. 2 of the SIRA Statute)

communications

In ricordo di Roberto Sabelli

Roberto Sabelli (1957-2022) è stato Professore Associato di Restauro presso il DiDA dell’Università degli studi di Firenze. Laureato in Architettura a Firenze con il massimo dei voti (1983), fin da questa occasione si è avvicinato alle tematiche della conservazione delle aree archeologiche con una tesi sulle Terme Romane di Fiesole (relatore G. Rocchi)…