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    Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage

    (Formerly Quaderni di Scienza della Conservazione)

    ISSN: 1974-4951
    E-ISSN: 1973-9494

    Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage is a scholarly journal which continues Quaderni di Scienza della Conservazione, established in 2001.

    Focus and scope
    As a historical-technical journal, it publishes research, studies, experimental contributions, thematic collections, as well as congressional proceedings and conferences centered on the complex and diverse issues of an interdisciplinary nature relating to cultural and environmental heritage.

    Main topics of publication:

    • Study of the system: artifact-environment-biota
    • Historical-artistic knowledge of cultural heritage (i.e. author, art movement, period of realization, techniques, society and cultural characteristics, socio-economic context, commissioning, financing, interested public)
    • History, diagnosis, restoration, maintenance, conservation, valorization, prevention
    • Document research
    • Book, codex, and manuscript production in its historical context
    • Appropriate methodologies and analytical techniques used for the characterization of historical artifacts and evaluation of the conservation state
    • Environmental monitoring: assessment of atmospheric pollution and correlated degradation of monuments and historical-artistic sites
    • Micro and macroclimatic monitoring in confined areas (i.e. museums, libraries, archives, churches, galleries…)
    • Art diagnostics and evaluation of the authentication of art works
    • Art market and auction houses
    • Experiences in cultural heritage conservation
    • Evaluation of the suitability of products for restoration, conservation, and maintenance of works of art
    • Information science and cultural heritage: data processing and cataloguing methods
    • Virtual re-elaboration and use of historical artifacts and environments
    • Study, valorization and digitalization of archive and library heritage
    • Environmental context and technical-conservative issues related to historic architecture
    • Virtual or traditional conservation, cataloguing and processing of photographs
    • Various other topics including education, safeguard, education, legislation, economics, social aspects, management, marketing, interdisciplinarity, internationalization, etc.

    Periodicity: Annual
    Peer-review: Double blind
    Indexing: ERIH PLUS; ANVUR (Classe A - Area 8); Scopus; Web of Science-ESCI; DOAJ

  • Editors

    SALVATORE LORUSSO conservation scientist

    Deputy Editors
    FRANCO PALLA biologist, Dip. Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche, Chimiche e Farmaceutiche, Univ. di Palermo, Italy
    WALTER TEGA historian, President Accademia delle Scienze dell’Istituto di Bologna, Italy
    GIOVANNI CARBONARA architect, Emeritus Professor, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

    COSIMO DAMIANO FONSECA, historian, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy
    VINCENZO BARONE, chemist, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
    FERRUCCIO TRIFIRÒ, chemist, Accademia delle Scienze dell’Istituto di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    MAURO MANTOVANI, philosopher, Rector Università Pontificia Salesiana and President CRUIPR, Rome, Italy

    Editorial Board
    MARIO ALÌ Corte dei Conti, Rome, Italy
    PIO BALDI architect, former President Fondazione MAXXI, Accademia Nazionale San Luca, Rome, Italy
    DARIO BRAGA chemist, President Istituto di Studi Avanzati, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    FABRIZIO BOLLETTA chemist, former Dean Facoltà di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Naturali, Università di Bologna, Italy
    LUCIO CALCAGNILE physicist, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Innovazione, Università degli Studi del Salento, Lecce, Italy
    PIERFRANCESCO CALLIERI archaeologist, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Università di Bologna, Ravenna, Italy
    LUIGI CAMPANELLA chemist, former President Società Chimica Italiana, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy
    LUIGI CANETTI historian, Director Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Università di Bologna, Ravenna, Italy
    CAO JINYAN Executive Associate Director, the Cultural Heritage Institute, Zhejjang University, Hangzhou, China
    FEDERICO CINQUEPALMI architect, Ministero dell’Istruzione, Università e Ricerca, Rome, Italy
    GIAMPAOLO MARIA COGO lawyer, Studio Legale Cogo, Rome, Italy
    GIANLUIGI COLALUCCI restorer, Conservazione e Restauro S.n.c., Rome, Italy
    LUCIO COLIZZI engineer, Dipartimento di Informatica e Matematica, Università di Bari, Italy
    FRANCO COTANA engineer, Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università di Perugia, Italy
    GINO MIROCLE CRISCI geologist, Rector, Università della Calabria, Cosenza, Italy
    MAURIZIO CUMO engineer, honorary President Società Italiana per il Progresso delle Scienze (SIPS), Rome, Italy
    LUIGI DEI chemist, Rector, Università di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    DANIELA ESPOSITO architect, Director Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Architettonici e del Paesaggio, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
    KARL M. HELLEMANN Director, Hygienicum Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene-Consulting GmbH, Graz, Austria
    VALERIE HIGGINS archaeologist, The American University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    JEAN-PIERRE ISBOUTS art historian, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, (CA), USA
    JAVID A. JAFAROV publishing specialist, Deputy Director Central Scientific Library of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
    OLEG KUZNETSOV geologist, President of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Moscow, Russia
    ALEXANDRE P. LOBODANOV philologist, Dean Faculty of Arts, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
    LUO WEIDONG economist, Vice President Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    GIUSEPPE MANICA former Director Area Promozione Culturale del Ministero Affari Esteri, Rome, Italy
    ANTONIO GARCIA MARTINEZ architect, Departamento de Construcciones Arquitectónicas I, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
    MASSIMO MAZZINI biologist, Dip. Innovazione nei Sistemi Biologici, Agroalimentari e Forestali, Università della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
    FABRIZIO MICARI engineer, Rector Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    ALBERTO MONTANARI engineer, Director Dip. di Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali, Università di Bologna, Italy
    ANTONIO PANAINO philologist, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Università di Bologna, Ravenna, Italy
    GREGORY T. PAPANIKOS economist, President Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), Athens, Greece
    VADIM A. PARFENOV engineer, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, St. Petersburg, Russia
    LUIGI PERSICO former deputy prosecutor, Tribunale di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    VALERY PETROSYAN chemist, Rector Open Ecological University, Vice-president Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Moscow, Russia
    ARTURO CARLO QUINTAVALLE art historian, President Associazione Italiana degli Storici dell’Arte Medievale, Parma, Italy
    NIMA REZAEI M.D., founding President Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Iran
    JAN ROSVALL technologist, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
    CLAUDIO SPADONI art historian, former Director Museo d’Arte della Città di Ravenna (MAR), Ravenna, Italy
    CLAUDIO STRINATI art historian, former General Director, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Italy
    IWONA SZMELTER art historian, Dean Faculty of Conservation-restoration of Works of Art, Academy of Fine Art, Warsaw, Poland
    LEVAN TAVADYAN chemical physicist, Director of Institute of Chemical Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
    MARIA ROSARIA TINÈ chemical biophysicist, Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Pisa, Italy
    MARIJA S. TODOROVIC engineer, Virtual Engineering and Art, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
    LUIGI TOMASSINI historian, former Director Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Università di Bologna, Ravenna, Italy
    PIER GIORGIOTUPINI President Accademia della Cultura Enogastronomica, Rome, Italy
    FRANCESCO UBERTINI engineer, Rector Università di Bologna, Italy
    BRUNO ZANARDI art historian, Teoria e Tecnica del Restauro, Università di Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Urbino, Italy
    GANGFENG ZANG sociologist, Research Institute of HR Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    ANGELA MARI BRAIDA linguistic advisor, Rome, Italy
    MARIALAURA VIGNOCCHI publishing manager, Head Digital Library, Università di Bologna, Italy
    PIERO GRANDESSO Open Journal Support, Servizio AMS Riviste, Digital Library, Università di Bologna, Italy

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    Papers should be sent in electronic format, via e-mail to: salvatore.lorusso@unibo.it


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ISBN: 9788891321756
€ 75,00
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