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10th International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin

Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Sustainable Preservation

  • Maria Koui
  • Fulvio Zezza
  • Dimitrios Kouis
  • Addresses the latest research on advanced materials development by restoration engineers, architects, geologists, restorers and conservators of stone artifacts, archaeologists, art historians, scientists in the fields of physics, chemistry and biology, and other specialists in the decay and restoration of monuments

  • Provides an international forum for discussion on the conservation of Mediterranean cultural heritage that can be extended to materials development for preserving global historical treasures

  • Focuses on on technological innovation through the development of new methods and models of materials development for the preservation of historic structures and artifacts


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Opening Speeches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maria Koui
      Pages 3-4
  3. Plenary Lectures

  4. Thematic Area I: Technologies for Damage Rehabilitation and Sustainable Preservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Eleni Malaktou, Ioannis Ioannou, Maria Philokyprou
      Pages 95-103
    3. Ioanna Papayianni, Vasiliki Pachta
      Pages 127-133
    4. Fulya Karahan Dağ, Emine N. Caner-Saltik, Ayşe Tavukçuoğlu
      Pages 135-142
    5. Andrea Lazzeri, Maria Beatrice Coltelli, Rosanna Bevilacqua, Sara Chirico, Ada Rovazzani, Giulia Severini et al.
      Pages 143-152
    6. Charis Apostolopoulos, Argyro Drakakaki, Maria Basdeki, Alkiviadis Apostolopoulos
      Pages 153-159

About this book


This book addresses physical, chemical, and biological methods for the preservation of ancient artifacts. Advanced materials are required to preserve the Mediterranean belt's historic, artistic and archaeological relics against weathering, pollution, natural risks and anthropogenic hazards. Based upon the 10th International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin, this book provides a forum for international engineers, architects, archaeologists, conservators, geologists, art historians and scientists in the fields of physics, chemistry and biology to discuss principles, methods, and solutions for the preservation of global historical artifacts.


Monument Conservation Monument Restoration Monument Preservation Monument Damage rehabilitation Monument Damage assessment Monument Decay patterns Mediterranean Cultural Heritage Historical Structures and Materials Analytical Techniques Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Methodologies of Damage Assessment Digital Techniques for Cultural Heritage Monument Damage Hazards

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Koui
    • 1
  • Fulvio Zezza
    • 2
  • Dimitrios Kouis
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Chemical EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Architettura CostruzioneUniversità Iuav di VeneziaVeneziaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Archival, Library and Information StudiesUniversity of West AtticaAthensGreece

About the editors

Prof. Maria Koui has been a member of the Teaching and Research Staff of National Technical University of Athens in the School of Chemical Engineering since 1987.  Nowadays she is a Professor of "Spectroscopic and Non-Destructive Methods and Techniques for the Characterization of Materials" in the Materials Science and Engineering Section. She was a visiting professor at the Universities of Bari (1992), Venice (IUAV) (2005-2006) and Cranfield (2015). She has served as the Director of the Materials Science and Engineering Section at NTUA (2006-2008).  She is the author and co-author of 2 European patents and has more than 130 papers published in International Scientific journals and conference proceedings. She has written 5 books concerning Advance Materials and Spectroscopic and Non Destructive Methods. She has participated in 19 National, 3 bilateral and 11 European research programs as the scientific coordinator or the main researcher. She is a member of the Materials Research Society, the International Society for Optical Engineering, the Academy of Sciences of New York, ICOMOS, the Greek Society of NDT, the Technical Camber of Greece, et al. She has founded the NDT Lab in the Chemical Engineering Department of NTUA. Her research interests include the application of Liquid Crystals mixture on metallic and non-metallic surfaces for the characterization of their microstructure.

Fulvio Zezza is Emeritus Professor of Technical and Environmental Geology at the Architecture Faculty of the University IUAV of Venice. He coordinates studies and scientific researches on: a) building materials; b) physical-mechanical properties of rocks and terrains; and c) stones decay processes. He is the co-ordinator of the International Group for the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin and as Scientific Editor he has published the Proceedings of the Symposia held in Bari (1989), Genève (1991), Venice (1994) and Rhodes (1997), Seville (2000), Lisbon (2004), Orléans (2007), Patras (2010) and Ankara (2014) and Athens (2017). He has a wide experience in international co-operation and collaborates in works and researches regarding archaeological sites, churches, castles and buildings. He has published scientific papers and reports regarding non destructive techniques application (digital image processing of the weathering forms and ultrasonic pulses applied to the characterization of the weathered materials) to cultural heritage: marbles of Eleusis Temple, gypsum slabs of Cnossos Palace; calcarenite building material of the ancient centres of Lindos, Ialysos and Kamiros, and that of Rhodos walls.

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