Prof. Arch Renata Picone, invited lecturer at TUM: Pre-existing architectural heritage and war damage

The debate around conservation and restoration strategies in the post WWII recovery and in times of economic boom. Lecture delivered on the 20th of January 2022 at 1:15 pm (c.t.) at the Chair of Conservation-Restoration, Art Technology and Conservation Science.

© The Dresden Frauenkirche Foundation

Prof. Arch Renata Picone, invited lecturer at TUM

The lecture is conducted in the framework of the Seminar Staging Heritage for Future. Conservation-Restoration Theories of the 19th and 20th century. The case of the Frauenkirche in Dresden

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Prof. Renata Picone is a Full Professor of Architectural Restoration at the University of Naples ‘Federico II’, Department of Architecture.

She is the Director of School of Specialization in Cultural Heritage and Landscape of Naples.

She earned her PhD in Preservation of architectural heritage from the University of Rome, ‘La Sapienza’.

She is a Member of the Teaching Board of the PhD program in Architectural Heritage and Landscape. History and Restoration at the University of Naples ‘Federico II’ as well as in Archaeology and Culture in the Ancient Mediterranean area. Historical researches, conservation and use at the Scuola Superiore Meridionale.  

She is a Member of the teaching body of the following international Postgraduate education offers: i. Architecture. Landscape. Archeology – ALA; ii. Conservation-Restoration and Design for Archaeological Remains (RePArch) and iii. Excellence in Design: Historic Cities delivered as a jointly educational offer with the University of Athens, Universidad de Coimbra, University of Naples Federico II and the University of Roma, La Sapienza and at the University of Naples Federico II, respectively.

In Naples, she is responsible for the design Studio in conservation-restoration and the course on preservation theories.

She is the reference person of some international learning agreement, amongst them: The Politechnic of Hebro (Palestina) and the University of Oulu (Finland).

She was authoring more than fifty publications in the field of conservation-restoration with a focus on the history and theory of conservation of heritage buildings as well as on methods and design especially for restoration projects. Further, she was widely researching and publishing on art-history, standards in ancient constructions and the dichotomy between safety and conservation of historic buildings located in seismic prone areas as well as the issue of making our heritage fully available to lay people.

She is a member of the Italian commission for UNESCO to represent the Italian ministry of University and research.