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The Florentine Mosaic «the awareness of beauty will save the world»
Florence, November 8-10, 2018
This conference aims to examine contemporary ideas and practices in the sphere of global heritage conservation, travel, edcuation, international dialogue.

   
 

Creative society: Ideas, Problems, and Concepts
Florence, March 13-14, 2017
This conference aims to examine the phenomena, dynamics and trends of the creative society.

   
 

Costume Colloquium V: Restraint and Excess in Fashion and Dress
Florence, November 17-20, 2016
Fifth edition of the International Conference Costume Colloquium, held every two years in Florence. This year the theme is about the restraints and excesses in fashion.

   
 

Life Beyond Tourism program for Intercultural Dialogue - International Student Workshop 2016-2017
Florence, July 2016 – June 2017
The new international workshop program for international students promoted by the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation is online.

   
 

The 1981 Florence Charter revisited: long-standing practice and new approaches
Florence, June 22-23, 2016
ICOMOS Meeting / Workshop to review the content and contemporary application of the Florence Charter on Historic Gardens.

   
 

Florence Memorial Ekaterina Yurevna Genieva
Florence, June 16, 2016
On June 16 took place a day of events to honor the memory of Ekaterina Genieva, a great collaborator of the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco.

   
 

Call for proposals launched for the management of the non profit booking portal Vivafirenze.it
May 5th, 2016

   
 

Obituary Maurizio Bossi
April 21st, 2016
The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation Life Beyond Tourism with its President, Board of Directors, International Experts, Friends in the world join the Family’s grief over the terrible loss of the Friend, adviser and builder of the path of the Foundation in the World MAURIZIO BOSSI. We will always remember him for the determination, with which he inspired the mission of the Foundation and the light, with which he illuminated its path.

   
 

The XVIII Assembly of the Experts of the Foundation has been announced for March 12-13, 2016 in Florence. .
The XVIII Assembly of the Experts of the Foundation has been announced for March 12-13, 2016 in Florence. ....

   

“Modern Heritage – Identifying, Assessing and Managing its Protection and Conservation
Florence, March 10-13 2016

The main goal of the conference is to define the term “modern heritage” itself, to understand the criteria to select modern heritage places/ elements/objects ....

   

“URBAN COMMUNICATION FOR A QUALIFIED CULTURAL TOURISM IN HISTORICAL CITIES EXPERIENCES OF URBAN SIGNAGE
Florence, March 3-4 2016

The aim of the workshop is to analyze the issue of communication in the history of the city, focusing on the successive transformations of the streets ....

   

“Japanese Legacy II
Florence, February 25-27 2016

The main goal of the conference Japanese Legacy, on its second edition, is to have scholars and amateurs of Japanese Arms and Armours ....

   

“Dialogue among Cultures: Carnivals in the World” - International Symposium
Florence, Viareggio, February 3-7 2016

The main goal of the event is to promote dialogue among the regions of the World through the celebration of Carnival, born from ancient festivals and ....

   

The problems of study and preservation of architecture of the Turkish Countries
Florence, December 7-12, 2015

The main goal of the conference is to define the importance of architectural heritage in the Turkish countries and discuss the current situation concerning restoration and preservation ....

   

Progress in applied surface, interface and thin film science - Solar renewable energy news IV
Florence, November 23-26, 2015
The main goal of the conference is to contribute to new knowledge in surface, interface, ultra-thin films and very-thin films science of inorganic and organic materials....

   

7th International Conference on Contemporary Problems of Architecture and Construction Florence, November 19-21, 2015
The main goal of the conference is to discuss the contemporary problems of architecture and construction focusing on themes such as: environmental ....

   

Artist from the world in Florence or EXPO 2015: When Arts unites the People, 10-25 September 2015
ENTRANCE FREE, from Monday to Friday 4:00pm – 8:00pm
The exhibition will meet in Florence artists from various countries on the occasion of Universal Exposition Expo Milano 2015....

   

Everyday Life in the 21st Century City
For the first time in human history, a majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By the year 2050 more than 2/3 will ....

   

Signed a Memorandum of Understanding Life Beyond Tourism with APSARA (Cambodia)
Also in Cambodia the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco of Florence has opened new and closer working relationships for the implementation of the model "Life Beyond Tourism" for dialogue between cultures....

   

LIFE BEYOND TOURISM INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE PROGRAM – INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WORKSHOPS 2015-2016
New Intercultural Dialogue Program 2015 – 2016 is online and the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation welcomes proposals for new initiatives...

   

LIFE BEYOND TOURISM INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM - CONFERENCES 2015-2016
New Program of the International conferences, promoted by the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco and its International Institute Life Beyond Tourism...

   

LIFE BEYOND TOURISM INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM – EXHIBITIONS 2015-2016
New Program of the International exhibitions, promoted by the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco and its International Institute Life Beyond Tourism...

   

How to assess built heritage? Assumptions, methodologies, examples of heritage assessment systems"
The contemporary conservation theory attempts to describe the complexity of heritage and its functions, regarding the factors, which determine the forms of its protection. It is, however, not a...

   

The XVII Assembly of the Experts of the Foundation (Round Table): "Hosting the Traveller for Intercultural Dialogue"
The XVII Assembly of the Experts of the Foundation has been announced for March 14-15, 2015 in Florence, under the title ...

   

Time and Place in the Work of T. S. Eliot and His Contemporaries
Florence, January 18-21, 2015
It’s a Symposium which has as its theme the literary works of Thomas S. Eliot and his contemporaries of the writers.

   

The Foundation Romualdo Del Bianco at "The first UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture"
As Associate Member of UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation), the Foundation participated  "The first UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture"; over...

   

Costume Colloquium IV: Colors in Fashion
Florence, November 20-23, 2014
It’s an international conference, now in its fourth edition, marked on the themes of fashion and textiles.

   

The Final Resolution of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly supports Life Beyond Tourism
New Intercultural Dialogue Program 2014 – 2015 is online and the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation welcomes proposals for new initiatives...

   

Propose your projects for the new Intercultural Dialogue Program 2014-2015
New Intercultural Dialogue Program 2014 – 2015 is online and the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation welcomes proposals for new initiatives...

   

Florence Youth & Heritage Festival
Florence, November 10-13, 2014
It’s a festival on the themes of dialogue between cultures and cultural heritage, on the occasion of the General Assembly of ICOMOS in 2014

   

From the Domes in the World to the Dome of Brunelleschi
Florence, September 29-October 10, 2014
Starting from the famous Dome of Brunelleschi, the exhibition also features sections on other Renaissance domes and domes in the world in general. Edited by Roberto and Barbara Corazzi

   

The Life Beyond Tourism Model has been presenting to Bhutan Royal Government
Bhutan, August 17-19, 2014
the Foundation has been invited to the International Competition on Cultural Landscape in Bhutan 2014..

   

The Memorandum of Understanding “Life Beyond Tourism” with the Wroclaw Technical University has been signed
Florence, July 7, 2014
At the Palazzo Coppini, Professor Tadeusz Wieckowski, Rector of the Wroclaw Technical University (WTU), has signed the "Memorandum of Understanding" for the implementation of the philosophy of Life Beyond Tourism..

   

Signing of the MOU with Josai University, Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan, June 30 – July 4, 2014
The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation® with its International Institute Life Beyond Tourism® has participated in Tokyo, Japan, from June 30 to July 4 for the Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding with Josai University  July 2, for the Life Beyond Tourism.

   

The Foundation in Ostrava (CZ) for presenting the 7th International Conference on the Contemporary Problems in Architecture and Construction
Ostrava, Czech Republic, June 24-27, 2014
The Foundation, together with the Florence University Department of Architecture, has been participating to the 6th International Conference on the Contemporary Problems of Architecture and Construction..

   

State Historical Museum in Moscow: Virtual Trip to the History of Russia
Florence, June 20 - July 4, 2014
The documentary exhibition “State Historical Museum in Moscow: virtual trip to the history of Russia”, shows to the international public in Florence the treasures of one of the most fascinating museums in the world – State Historical Museum, situated right in the heart of Russia – Red Square in Moscow..

   

European Regional Workshop "Revitalizing production landscapes in Europe: travel and dialogue for people and biodiversity"
The conference has been promoted by the Foundation in co-operation with the University of the United Nation, in the frame of the “Satoyama Initiative” a programme aimed to enhance and promote the best practices for the protection of the landscape, biodiversities, sustainable productions, etc.
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"Declaration of Auspices" - invitation to sign an appeal to UNESCO
Florence, March 8-9, 2014
Last 9th of March the 16th International Round Table of the Experts of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation concluded with drafting of a DECLARATION OF AUSPICES, dedicated to "Traditional Hospitality in Intercultural Encounters" as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

   

16th International Round Table of Experts of the Foundation 2014
Florence, March 8-9, 2014
The annual meeting of the Experts of the Foundation has been characterized by two essential moments:
1.presentation of the "Model of Travel of Life Beyond Tourism, its Manual and its Certification, theory and practice for sustainable development of the territories" (go to the Downloads section here below to see the Extract of the Manual)

2.draft of the "Declaration of Auspices" to be submitted to the Director-General of UNESCO for the proclamation of the year dedicated to "Traditional Hospitality" in support of the intercultural dialogue and the consequent start of the international scientific debate that could lead to the candidature of the "Concept of Traditional Hospitality in Intercultural Encounters" as Intangible Heritage of Humanity

   

New Atrium of Palazzo Coppini
Florence, March 8-9, 2014
During the 16° Round Table of the Experts of the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco was inaugurated the new atrium of Palazzo Coppini

   
2013-2014 Program of International Students Workshops
The Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco – Life Beyond Tourism promotes every year numerous workshops for groups of students coming from universities from al lover the world. Click year to see the list and the rules.
   

The Foundation presents the next 18th General Assembly ICOMOS in St. Petersburg

   

UNESCO. Meeting of National Focal Points of Mediterranean sub-region on the Implementation of the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise
Florence, September 16 – 19, 2013

It's a meeting promoted by the UNESCO World Heritage Center with reference to the UNESCO Sub-Mediterranean Area Countries. It will focus on the Periodic Reporting on the UNESCO sites, coordinating actions and strategies, monitoring what each country is doing.

   

The Fondazione in Ivanovo (Russia) for the international Congress “Tourism and Hospitality without Borders)
Ivanovo (Russia), May 29 - June 2, 2013

The conference, organized in collaboration with the Ivanovo State University , was aimed to exchanging knowledge on trends and development prospects of tourism...

   

X International School on Lexicography «Life Beyond Dictionaries»
Florence, September 12-14, 2013

The Foundation, in collaboration with the Ivanovo State University (Russia) and Università di Firenze, promotes the X International School on Lexicography, that will be held in Florence for the first time, to discuss at an International level topics such as Cultural Tourism, Heritage Dictionaries and the Cultural Aspects of Lexicography.

   

A Dictionary without Boundaries: Florence in the Works of World Famous Italians. Project of a Dictionary for Guides and Tourists
Florence, September 8-15, 2013

This International Student's Workshop, promoted by the Foundation with the Ivanovo State University, aims at studying Florentine cultural heritage and reflection of its influence in both Italian and world cultures presented in the works writers, artists and composers who once lived in or visited Florence and got inspired by the city.

   

The Foundation's marble bust depicting Leonardo da Vinci has been delivered to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (USA)
Wisconsin-Green Bay (USA), April 8, 2013

Prof. Sarah Meredith e Ray Hutchison from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (USA) wrote us about the arrival and the unpackaging of the marble bust depicting Leonardo da Vinci that the Foundation donated to the university.

   

In Memoriam - Carla Guiducci Bonanni
Florence, March 30, 2013
With deep sadness, the Foundation is mourning the death of Dr. Carla Guiducci Bonanni, former Director for Cultural Heritage, Director of the National Central Library of Florence and bearer of other positions including that of Member of the Board of the Foundation.

   

International Round Table of Experts of the Foundation
Florence, March 15-17, 2013
More than 50 university professors from 14 countries met in Florence at the “Sala A. Tomaszewski” Hall in the Auditorium al Duomo, to hear and contribute to the development of future programs of the Foundation and its commitment to the “fruition” of cultural heritage for the purpose of the intercultural dialogue

   

XV International Round Table of Experts 2013
Florence, March 15-18, 2013
Like every year, the Experts of the Foundation are invited to Florence to propose new cultural and educational initiatives of intercultural dialogue and agree on the guidelines for future action. The title is:“Heritage and contemporary culture in the service of intercultural dialogue and territorial development.”

   

Degree & Profession – Florence World Festival
Florence, March 15-17, 2013
This Festival will be a meeting point of excellence to discuss Creativity and Tradition for the promotion of the knowledge of the territories identity through the Life Beyond Tourism No Profit Portal. The program will have Degree projects presentations, Experience-Exchange by students, graduates, academics and professionals and Company presentations. For more information visit www.florence-expo.com.

   
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15th International Course on Wood Conservation Technology – ICWCT 2012
Oslo (Norway), 23rd May – 29th June 2012
International course by ICCROM-Roma (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property), partner of the Foundation, in co-operation with the Riksantikvaren (The Directorate for Cultural Heritage, Norway) and NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. Download the announcement (English)

   

Course “Conservation of Built Heritage” presso ICCROM – Roma
Rome, Italy, 2nd March - 27th April 2012
The ICCROM General Director, Dr. Mounir Bouchenaki , informs our university network about the ICCROM course announcement "Conservation of Built Heritage" in Rome , reserved for mid-career professionals and other decision makers in conservation. Deadline: 31 July 2011. Download the announcement.

   
 

The outcomes of the Foundation's recent trip to Baku
Baku (Azerbaijan, April 23rd-29th, 2012)
- 2nd Baku Festival “Degree & Profession” in co-operation with Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction (AzACU)
- Donation of a marble bust depicting Leonardo da Vinci to AzACU
- 7th annual meeting of the ICOMOS ISC TheoPhilos, in co-operation with the Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture and Tourism and AzACU
- Subscription of the Memorandum “Life Beyond Tourism” with the Icheri Sheher State Administration (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

   

ISVS-6 Sixth International Seminar on Vernacular Settlements
Famagusta (North Cyprus), 19th - 21st April, 2012
Prof. Netice Yildiz (Eastern Mediterranean University and Expert of the Foundation) informs the Foundation and its entire network of this conference.Download the program.

   

13th Mediterranean Research Meeting
Montecatini Terme (Italy), 21st - 24th March 2012
The European University Institute (www.eui.eu) informs our university network about the "13th Mediterranean Research Meeting", reserved for scholars from countries across the Mediterranean , whose research focuses on the Mediterranean. Download the announcement.

   
 

Conference "The Poles in Italy - The Italians in Poland"
Warsaw, Italian Institute of Culture, 16-17 November 2011
Prof. Małgorzata Wrześniak PhD (University of Cardinal Wyszynski in Warsaw and Expert of the Foundation) informs the Foundation and its entire network of this conference, made with the cooperation of the Italian Institute of Culture in Warsaw. Download the program (Polish-Italian).

   
 

Conference "Warsaw-Berlin Heritage Dialogue"
Berlin, 11th-12th September 2011
Prof. Joerg Haspel (member of the ICOMOS Committee for Theory, like the Foundation) informs the Foundation and its entire network of this conference. Download the program (Polish-German).

   
"Master’s Program in Architectural Design" at Florence University of Architecture
Prof. Giacomo Pirazzoli, Director of the, applied the Foundation to inform our university network about the Master’s Program in Architectural Design. Download the announcement for Academic Year 2011-2012 (English)
   
International Course “SOIMA 2011 - Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections”
Riga ( Latvia), July 11 th - 29 th, 2011
Mr Mounir Bouchenaki (Director General of ICOMOS) announces and invites the network of the universities connected with the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation to attend the course of specialisation, organised in co-operation with local institute For information, visit the conference web site.
   
Summer school at the Faculty of Arts of Lomonosov Moscow State University
The Dean of the Faculty of Arts of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Prof. Alexander P. Lobodanov send to all the Foundation's International network the invitation to take part to his summer school in Moscow. Read the presentation. Read the program.
   
Fashion Festival “Vasiliev's Seasons of Volga Region”
Samara (Russia), October 7 th -10 th , 2011
The International Office of the Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (our university partner) invite you to the Fashion Festival “Vasiliev's Seasons of Volga Region”.
   
Joint Hungarian and Serbian Seminar “Protecting Heritage Amidst Urban Development”
Subotica (Serbia), May 27th-28th, 2011
Prof. Viktorija Aladzic from the University of Novi Sa informs and invites all those who are concerned to the seminar, focused on the current problems of the historic cities from the viewpoint of the conservation and urban development. Download the leaflet leaflet.
   
International Conference “Why does the past matter? Changing Visions, Media, and Rationales in the 21st Century”
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, May 4-7, 2011
Mr. Gustavo Araoz (President of ICOMOS) announce and invites the network of the universities connected with the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation to attend the conference, in UMass Amherst Center for Heritage & Society. Visit the conference web site.
   
International Conference “Challenges of Economic European Integration for Western Balkan”
Shkoder (Albania), December 10th, 2010
Prof. Arjeta Troshani (Dean of the Economic Faculty of Shkodra University and Expert of the Foundation) announce and invites the network of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation to attend the conference.
   
“Architecture and Construction – Topical Problems”
Yerevan-Jermuk (Armenia), October 2010,
The Prof. Yury Safarian and Vardgues Yedoyan, our Experts of Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction (YSUAC), inform us of their conference that contain important information and deadlines Download the program
   
International Summer School of Drawing at the Czech Agricultural University in Prague
Prague (Czech Republic), 13th-17th September 2010
Prof. Bohumil Fanta (Department of Landscape and garden architecture, the Czech Agricultural University in Prague) invites you to the International Summer School of Drawing in Prague. Read the presentation
   
Architectural Summer Camp
Famagosta, Cyprus (July-August 2010)
Prof. Netice Yildiz, from the Faculty of Architecture of the Eastern Mediterranean University, informs us about their Architectural Summer Camp 2010. For further information, please write here
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Three exhibition of contemporary art in Venice
Venice, Palazzo Alberizzi, June 12th – August 19th, 2010
Arch. Elisabeth Sarah Gluckstein, a guest of our festival "Degree & Profession" 2009 informs us of this exhibition she prometed together the Associazione Culturale Italo-German Venice. Read the presentation and invite.
   
Fashion, Ritual, Furniture and Textiles: The Phenomenon of the State Bed
Hopetoun House (Scotland), April 22nd-23rd, 2010
Prof. Peter Burman (one of Hopetoun's Trustees and Member of the ICOMOS ISC Theory and Philosophy, the Foundation is part) informs all our international network about this conference, which will be of benefit and interest to all those interested in or responsible for high status historic interiors, furniture and textiles.

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WSG Bydgoszcz Entrepreneur Cup, III Edition
Bydgoszcz (Poland), April 19 th -23 rd 2010
Our Expert Prof. Romana Gudelis Przybyszewska informs our network that the University of Economy in Bydgoszcz is pleased invite teachers and students in tourism/economics/management/marketing to participate in the third edition of international Enterprise Game “WSG Bydgoszcz Entrepreneur Cup”
Download invitation , Download Registration Form , Download Timetable
   
Vacancy Announcement “Conservation Research Specialist” in ICCROM - Rome
Rome (Italy), Deadline: 5 March, 2010
The ICCROM General Director, Dr. Mounir Bouchenaki, informs our university network about the Vacancy Announcement “Conservation Research Specialist” in ICCROM – Rome, reserved for Master's or a Ph.D. degree + experience of working in conservation.
Download the announcement: English or French
   
The First Photography Competition “Solidarity in a snap”
Florence (Italy), Deadline: January 30th, 2010
The First Photography Competition in the 400 year history of the Misericordia which is famous for its reputation of solidarity for the construction of Village San Sebastiano where people with mental problems will be welcome.

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Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Modern Medicine
Simferopol (Crimea, Ukraine)
The Prof. Tatiana Kobets (Crimean State Medical University) informed us about the international Scientific and Practical Conference of Students and Young Scientists.
See the leaflet and invitation

   
» Our past events
   

Art and cultural heritage of each nation is common heritage for all nations and people around the world International Art Exhibition
Florence, March 10-17, 2013
This Exhibition is organized during the Degree & Profession Week and it is coordinated by Prof. Nikolay Gorskiy-Chernyshev of the Moscow  Academic State Art institute by V.I.Surikov, Moscow, Russia.

   

The New Urbanism, “genius loci” and place promotion - Third Edition International Student Workshop
Florence, March 10-17, 2013
This workshop is organized during the Degree & Profession Week and it is coordinated by Prof. Milan Prodanovic of the Novi Sad University.

   

The HUL Challenge. Re-assessing the Values of the Past in the Light of Contemporary Trends
Florence, March 7-9, 2013
The 8th annual meeting of the ICOMOS Committee for Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration will take place this year in Florence promoted by the ICOMOS TheoPhilos Committee and by the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco - Life Beyond Tourism.

   
 

Caucasus Identity
Florence, March 10-17, 2013
The purpose of this project is peacefully integration of Caucasus an multiethnically, multiculturally, besided the goal to carry dialogue between cultures for cultural integration. The workshop will create an opportunity to discuss the perspectives of creating unified cultural and economic area in the Caucasus and considering this in process of modern globalization.

   
 

Prospects of development of medicine at the present stage
Florence, January 20-27, 2013
It's an International Workshop on Education and Information about Prospects of development of medicine at the present stage which aims to study the new modern technologies in different medical fields worldwide.

   
 

Prizes assigned to the winners of the First Edition of Life Beyond Tourism Awards
The Secretariat has just concluded the selection of winners of the First Edition of Life Beyond Tourism Awards. Click here to see the names of the winners who will be awarded with 3 -night stays in Florence.
The Second Edition of Awards is open for participation with the deadline 30 Novembre 2012. We look forward to numerous participants!

   
 

The presentation of the new publication Conservation in Turn, Return to Conservation
Baku (Azerbaijan, April 26th, 2012)
During the 7th annual meeting of the ICOMOS Committee for Theory and philosophy of Conservation and Restoration, the Foundation has been presenting the publication Conservation in Turn, Return to Conservation, which contains the proceedings of the two previous committee conferences (Prague 2010 and Florence 2011), besides a collection of memories of the first President of the Committee, il Prof. Andrzej Tomaszewski.
Download the cover and the index of the publication
Ask for the publication

   
 

The next XVIII ICOMOS General Assembly 2014 will be hold in Florence
The ICOMOS Executive Committee accepted the proposal made by the President ICOMOS Italy, Maurizio Stefano, to hold the next General Assembly of ICOMOS 2014 in Florence, with the title "Heritage and landscape as human right ".

   

International prize contest: “Promotion of the Cultural Tourist Services Portal www.worldsitehotels.com and www.vivafirenze.it”
Deadline: November 30th 2012
30 different prizes, over 50 days-holiday in Florence in 3 stars hotel up for grabs
Download the announcement English version
Загрузить объявление на русском языке
Download the announcement Japanese version

   

International prize contest: "Promotion of the Life Beyond Tourism Non Profit Cultural Portal"
Deadline: November 30th 2012
30 different prizes, over 50 days-holiday in Florence in 3 stars hotel up for grabs
Download the announcement English version

Загрузить объявление на русском языке
Download the announcement Japanese version

   
Download and subscribe the Life Beyond Tourism Mission of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation
At the end of the 14th International Round Table of Experts of the Foundation was presented the document of the Mission Life Beyond Tourism. All the Italian and international partners of the Foundation are invited to read and sign it; the Mission and the list of its subscribers will be presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for the Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration Heritage under pressure: perspective of Human Urban Landscape (Baku, Azerbaijan, 26-28 April 2012), at the presence of the UNESCO, ICOMOS and ICCROM Authority. Thank you for your participation.
- Subscribe the Mission LBT-EN.doc
- Partagez la Mission LBT-F.doc
- Подпишите Миссию LBT-RU.doc
   
Cultural Heritage Management and Indigenous Cultures
Florence. The course has been postponed. We will communicate you the new date as soon as possible.
The course organized by the University of Queensland, Australia, will explore the concepts underpinning cultural heritage management within the context of Indigenous cultures with a strongly practical approach. It will deal with intangible heritage, contemporary living heritage, cultural landscapes, the intersection of natural and cultural heritage values, and the principles of co-management.
   

The proceedings of the conferences of the ICOMOS Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration Committee
The Foundation is Institutional Member and Organisational Secretariat of the ICOMOS Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration Committee. See the proceedings published up to today (books can be purchased online)

1. Values and Criteria in Heritage Preservation (Florence 2007)
2. Interaction between Theory and Practice (Wien 2008)
3. The Image of Heritage (Published soon, Florence 2009)
4. Conservation Turn - Return to Conservation (Prague 2010)
   
 

Exhibitions Young International Talents Foyer “Auditorium al Duomo”
Florence, 2010 – 2012
The possibility for young talented people to exhibit their works of two-dimensional art (paintings, drawings, engravings, photographs etc.):
A) exhibitions of the best students from different international Art Academies - the proposals should come from the rectors of the foreign Universities and Art Academies and will present works of the best students of their institutions.
B) exhibitions of the best works, ideas and photos as results of numerous workshops organized by Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation
C) exhibitions of the italian artists

   

Request for Qualifications. Main Street Square On-Site Sculpture
Rapid City, (South Dakota Area, United States)
17 April - 1 November 2012

The Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) along with Destination Rapid City (DRC) announce an international call for artists interested in an on-site commission to sculpt the 21 granite boulders at Main Street Square in downtown Rapid City, SD. Patrick Wyss of Wyss Associates, the local firm selected to manage the sculpture project, expects interest from a wide range of talented artists for this large public art project .

   
Urban Cultural Landscape and Territorial Identity: an Approach between cultural diversities and Cultural Heritage
Florence, July 12-14, 2012
The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation® – Life Beyond Tourism® promotes the second international meeting by RIGPAC (International Network of critical thinking on the Globalization of the Built Heritage) with the aim to create a relationship among the trends of the Globalization trying to enhance the importance of the cultural, urban contemporary landscapes. In collaboration with UNESCO Forum University and Heritage (English version coming soon; Spanish version available)
   

Costume Colloquium III – Past Dress – Future Fashion
Florence, November 8-11, 2012
The third edition of the Costume Colloquium is dedicated to the inspiration that looks at the past to create today: dresses that reinvent the past and make it relive in museums and reenactments, the phenomenon of vintage, the conservation and the restoration, the collections and their promotion. The Call for Paper deadline is the 31st of October 2011. Read more on www.costume-textiles.com

   
The program of international seminars for university students and conferences 2011-2012: Call for new proposals
To suggest new students seminars download the form and regulation. To propose new conference download the form.
The forms should be sent to secretarygeneral@fondazione-delbianco.org
 

Festival of Armenian Culture
Florence, October 15-25, 2012
The organizers of the project are aiming at presenting Armenia as a country of rich cultural heritage and long running traditions, with its deep roots within Europe . A country that throughout its history was regarded as a crossroad of civilitations, where new talents flourish continuously and ingeniously interpreting those traditions, meanwhile endeavouring to create their own legacy.

   
 

Conference “The International Protection of Landscapes”
Florence 19th-21st September 2012
With the participation of representatives of the most prestigious international organisation on heritage, the conference will tackle a global assessment on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention and also promote the UNESCO International Traditional Knowledge Institute (ITKI)

Progress in Applied Surface, Interface and Thin Film Science – Solar Renewable Energy News III (SURFINT-SREN III)
Florence, May 14 – 18, 2012
The conference deals with new approaches in the development of renewable energy sources by the method of applied research involving companies, experts and students.
   

Heritage Under Pressure – Perspectives of Historic Urban Landscape (HUL)
Baku (Azerbaijan), 26-28 April 2012
VII meeting of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for the Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration (THEOPHILOS)
The ICOMOS ISC THEOPHILOS Baku conference will be held in cooperation with CIVVIH and should deal with questions treating the urban development of historic cities – especially World Heritage Cities –, against the background of the latest UNESCO Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscapes.

   
 

Modernism in the Caucasus - Tbilisi. Baku . Yerevan (1900-1940, Fine Arts, Theatre, Cinema, Architecture)
Florence, February 28 - March 01, 2012
The symposium wants to concentrate on the topics of fine art, theater, cinema and architecture with sessions lead by international experts. It will be also organized the exhibition of master pieces from the Collection of the Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography and will be presented the Modernist movie “My grandmother”, director K. Mikaberidze.

   
International Conference Domes in the World
Florence, March 19th-23rd, 2012
The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation has presented the idea of the International Congress “Domes in the World” on the Life Beyond Tourism® web site.
The promoters have received positive feedback evidencing a high level of interest on the topic not only among scientific experts and professionals, but also among enterprises and “non specialists”. In view of a wide attendance to the congress, the simultaneous translation in different languages is foreseen, as described below . Read more on here.
   
 

XIV Round Table of the Experts of the International Committee of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation® - Life Beyond Tourism®
Florence, 3-5 March 2012
The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation organizes the XIV Round Table of The Experts for refining appropriate professional methodologies to practice “Life Beyond Tourism” philosophy for intercultural dialogue tourism” and “ for developing models of best practices to launch Life Beyond Tourism philosophy in collaboration with the relevant international organisations oriented towards the intercultural dialogue”.

   
 

International Symposium to the title: "T. S. Eliot and the Heritage of Rome and Italy in Modernist Literature"
Florence, 4th - 11th February 2012
A proposal by Prof. Temur Kobakhidze, it is the third edition of a project aimed to study the influences of the Italian literature on the most important literary movement of the 20th century Europe and America, known as Modernism.

   
Degree & Profession – Virtual Thesis Expo and International Awards
Virtual expo March 1 – December 31, 2011
Festival in Florence March 1-4, 2012

Graduates can present their degree project on the Virtual Degree Database on the Degree & Profession Web site, www.florence-expo.com. Professionals from around the world will be able to view these projects and connect with talented graduates directly. All the projects enrolled in 2010 have the opportunity to win various prizes. First and second prize: 500€*. Total prizes are valued at over € 6.000,00.
   
 

Memorandum Signing Cerimony of Understanding Life Beyond Tourism with Provincia di Firenze
Florence, 14th Dicember
In Luca Giordano Hall of Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence, the  ‘Life Beyond Tourism®' Memorandum Signing Ceremony provide the collaboration between the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation® – Life Beyond Tourism® and the Provincia di Firenze.

   
 

† In memoriam: Bohumil Fanta
December 10th, 2011
It is with deep regret and sorrow that we received by Ms. Eva Fantova he information about the death of his husband, Prof. Ing. Arch. Bohumil Fanta. He passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 10th December 2011. The funeral arrangements will be in Prague on 19th December.

   
 

The next XVIII ICOMOS General Assembly 2014 will be hold in Florence
Paris, 27th November - 1st December 2011
The ICOMOS Executive Committee accepted the proposal made by the President ICOMOS Italy, Maurizio Stefano, to hold the next General Assembly of ICOMOS 2014 in Florence, with the title "Heritage and Landscape as Drivers of Human Rights".

   
 

Japan discovers Life Beyond Tourism
Florence, 22th November 2011
The Foundation informs its network of collaboration with Japan. It will be made official during the international meeting on December 14th in Florence.

   
 

II Edition: Photo Contest ‘Dante in the World Today'
Florence. First Edition: 30rd January - 31st July 2011
Florence. Second Edition: 1st September - 31st December 2011
The Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco® and the Museo Casa di Dante in Florence gave birth to a project where you can become a leading player in! With just a simple shot on the Life Beyond Tourism® Photoblog.

   
 

The Board of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation - Life Beyond Tourism appointed unanimously Carlotta Del Bianco in the position of Vice-President.
Florence, 10th November 2011

   
 

Solidarity across the border - Concert of Koyasan Shingon-Shomyo: with Gregorian Choir and the female school of Otsuma Ranzan
Florence and Rome, November 3rd - 8th 2011
The Foundation supports the initiative of religious and cultural exchange between Italy and Japan organized by the City of Florence and the Japanese cultural association Tokage.

   
 

Degree & Profession - Almaty Regional Festival Modern Technologies in Architectural Education and Practice
Almaty (Kazakhstan), 3rd-5th November 2011
Organized by the Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering (KazGASA), in collaboration with the Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Festival will give opportunity to graduates and students to participate in lectures, workshops and events of international relevance. During the Festival the graduates will have the opportunity to present their thesis and participate in the Degree & Profession international competition.

   
 

Comunication - Announcement President 27th October 2011
Florence, October 27th 2011
The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation announced its name to Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation® - Life Beyond Tourism®

   
 

Conference “The Uffizi by Giorgio Vasari: the “Fabbrica” and the Representation
Tokyo (Japan), Italian Institute of Culture, September 26th - 12th October 2011
To mark the fifth centenary of the birth of the architect - painter Giorgio Vasari (1511 - 2011), the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation iso ne of the patron of the initiative, proposed by the Università degli Studi eCampus, l'Università Roma Due, l'Università IUAV Venezia, la Tokyo University of the Arts, la Kanto Gakuin University e la Aichi Sangyo University. The japanese architect Arata Isozaki will participate. Download the programma: Italian (programme), Japanese (Isozaki programme).

   
 

"Friendly football matches - solidarity for Japan post-tsunami: Vegalta Sendai's youth team tour in Italy"
Florence and Rome, September 22nd - 28th 2011
The Foundation supports the iniziative organized by the Comitato Solidarietà Giappone for the youth team of Japanese football club Vegalta Sendai

   
 

"Ceremony for the opening of the “Anfiteatro Andrzej Tomaszewski"
Florence, Auditorium al Duomo, September 14th 2011
We are pleased to inform that on September 14th, 2011, at 4:30 p.m., the ceremony for the formal entitlement of the Amphitheatre Hall into “Auditorium al Duomo” to the name of Andrzej Tomaszewski will take place in Florence.

   
 

Benozzo Gozzoli e Cosimo Rosselli nelle terre di Castelfiorentino – Pittura devozionale in Valdelsa
Castelfiorentino, Museo Benozzo Gozzoli, 1st May - 31st July 2011
A Castelfiorentino in the heart of Val d'Elsa, Benozzo Gozzoli Museum opens its doors to a new exhibition of  “La Città degli Uffizi” (The City of Uffizi).

   
 

"Natura e Luce - mostra d'arte di Albien Alushaj e Arber Elezi (Albania)"
Florence, Foyer Life Beyond Tourism® “Auditorium al Duomo” e Caffè Astra al Duomo, May 23rd-29th 2011
(only in Italian Language)

   
 

The Foundation participates in the IV International Conference “Il Patrimonio Culturale: Conoscerlo per Amarlo. L'Arte di Educare all'Arte” ("Cultural Heritage: Learning to Love It. The art of educating to the art”)
Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, May 21st 2011
Conference promoted by the Italian Society for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, under the patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, where, during the final plenary session (to be held in Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, 21 May 2011), the Foundation's President Paolo Del Bianco intervention will present " Meeting to Communicate: Life Beyond Tourism ® Non-Profit Portal ".

   
The Foundation participates in the international conference “Why the past does matter? Changing Visions, Media, and Rationales in the 21st Century”
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Heritage and Society is pleasedMay, 4-7, 2011
During the final plenary session of May 7, 2011 , the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation will introduce recent developments under the ethos Life Beyond Tourism® and the Life Beyond Tourism® Nonprofit Portal, entitled Life Beyond Tourism: Value Based Heritage Tourism as an Instrument for Intercultural Dialogue; the leading speakers at the conference and authorities in the field of conservation will be present .
The Foundation has also supported the costs of the conference registration for young American researchers .
Download the program
Download the paper of the Foundation (see page 43)
   
International Conference „The Life Quality in City Centres – Conditions for Residence and Tourism”
Toruń (Poland), May 13th-15th, 2011
Prof. Romana Gudelis Przybyszewska (University of Economics in Bydgoszcz and Expert of our Foundation) invites all the Foundation's International network interested to take part to the international conference. Go to the conference web page.
   
"Col pensiero al Giappone" – Benefit concert for Japan
Florence (Italy), April 27th, 2011
The ensemble Duo Gazzana is hosting a concert for the violin and pianoforte to support Japan, who was hit by the tsunami disaster on the 11th of March 2011.
   
1st ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Mural Painting Conference “Mural Paintings Road”
Florence (Italy), April 13th-16th, 2011
The first meeting of the committee, aimed to promote international co-operation in the identification, protection and conservation of Mural Paintings, from the earliest beginnings, such as rock art, extending up to present day murals.
   
"Wolakota – Amicizia con la Nazione Lakota"
Florence (Italy), April 12th, 2011
"I delegati della Nazione Lakota Sioux e l' Associazione Culturale Wambli Gleska, presenteranno al pubblico - insieme con il Tour Operator Mobiltravel - il progetto interculturale che sarà realizzato dal giugno 2011." (only in Italian Language)
   

Paradigm Shift in Heritage Protection? Tolerance for Change, Limits of Change
Florence, (Italy), March 4th-6th, 2011
The Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco - Organizing Secretariat of ICOMOS ISC Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration - is pleased to announce the 2011 International Conference ICOMOS ISC Theory in Florence.

   

13th Round Table of the International Experts of the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco
Florence, February 19th - 20th, 2011

Like every year, the Experts of the Foundation are invited to Florence to propose new cultural and educational initiatives of intercultural dialogue and agree on the guidelines for future action.
Download files: Encl.1, Encl.2a, Encl.2b, Encl.3, Encl.4

   
International Conference “Preservation and Adaptation of Architectural Heritage”
Florence, December 12t-19th, 2010
Third edition of the meeting between Italian and Islamic countries experts which deals on the management of nowadays historical towns and architectural monuments, with particular regard to the implications in terms of town planning, housing, social and tourism economy.
   

Costume  Colloquium II: Dress for Dance
Florence, November 4th-7th, 2010
The symposium explores interdisciplinary aspects of dance dress and costume, this multi-cultural mode of human expression, from a variety of practical, historical and creative perspectives. Four days of lectures, demonstrations, on-site visits, all in the wonderful hosting city of Florence. Read more on www.costume-textiles.com

   
† In memoriam: Andrzej Tomaszewski
October 25th, 2010
All of us here at the Foundation were truly shocked to hear the sad news of Prof. Tomaszewski's death. Yesterday we called Boguslaw (Szmygin), Stefan (Wrona and Westrych), Irmela (Spelsberg), Danuta (Klosek-Kozlowska) in the vain hope that we had misunderstood the news, but to no avai..
   
European Security and Caucasus
International symposium, Florence, October 17th-21st 2010
The main focus of the conference promoted by the Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University will be directed, on one hand, toward the Caucasian security and the role of Europe in this; on the other, toward the place of the Caucasus in the process of creation of European security architecture, and the threats originating from this region.
   
Philippine Art Festival in Florence. A week of Philippine culture.
Florence, October 16th - 18th, 2010
To further enhance and strengthen cultural understanding between Philippines and Italy, this Festival consists of an art exhibition, a conference and a music dance concert held at the Life Beyond Tourism Auditorium al Duomo.
   
Degree & Profession - Crimean Regional Festival
University & Cultural Renaissance

Yalta – Crimea (Ukraine), October 3 – 6, 2010
Organized by Kharkov State Technical University of Civil Engineering and Architecture this Festival will be a meeting point of excellence with a focus on international topics relevant to the spiritus loci. These areas of discussion include Tourism, Architecture, Conservation & Restoration, Design & Arts, Urban Planning. For more information visit the page on www.florence-expo.com
   
Everyday Life in the Segmented City
Florence, July 22 – 25, 2010
For the first time in human history, a majority of the world's population lives in urban areas, and by 2050 more than 2/3 will live in metropolitan regions across the globe. At the same moment metropolitan regions confront unprecedented economic, social, and political challenges, the meanings of everyday life are put into question because of the changing structure and interdependence of urban economies
   

Degree & Profession – Odessa Regional Festival
Odessa (Ukraine), May 20 - 23, 2010

Organized by Odessa Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture this Festival will be a meeting point of excellence with a focus on international topics relevant to the spiritus loci. The program will have Degree projects presentations, Experience-Exchange by students, graduates, academics and professionals and Company presentations. For more information visit www.florence-expo.com

   
Establishment of the “International of Traditional Knowledge Institute”(ITKI)
Florence, Auditorium al Duomo, May 12, 2010
The Foundation participated in the establishment of the “International of Traditional Knowledge Institute”(ITKI), under the aegis of UNESCO, in co-operation with IPOGEA, Norbiega Foundation and the Town of Bagno a Ripoli (Florence).
   
Conservation Turn - Return to Conservation: Challenges and Chances in a Changing World
Prague, Cesky Krumlov (Czech Republic), May 5th-9th, 2010
The 5th Annual Meeting of the ICOMOS ISC TheoPhilo will be hold in Prague and Cesky Krumlov and the main subject will be the contemporary challenges for heritage protection and a new paradigm for heritage protection. The starting point for discussion will be the report of the President of ICOMOS International Gustavo Araoz “Protecting Heritage Places under the New Heritage Paradigm & Defining its Tolerance for Change” presented in Valetta, Malta October 2009
   
The Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography (Tbilisi, Georgia)
The Foundation is glad to introduce the Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography of Tbilisi and their unique collections in Georgia. Read the introduction by the Director, Mr Giorgi Kalandia and watch a selection of their artworks.
   

Degree & Profession – Tbilisi International Regional Festival
Tbilisi (Georgia), April 20 - 23, 2010

Organized by Tbilisi State Academy of Art this Festival will be a meeting point of excellence with a focus on international topics relevant to the spiritus loci. These areas of discussion include architecture, fine arts, media arts, cultural heritage and design. For more information visit www.florence-expo.com

   
The new web site for Wyss Associated Inc. – Landscape Architects, Golf Course Architects, Planners
The Arch. Patrick Wyss (Rapid City, South Dakota, USA), one of the speakers at the 2008 edition of our Festival “Degree & Profession” informs us about the opening of his new web site; Visit Wyss Associated Inc.
   
New e-mail addresses
(Florence, April 12, 2010)
Due to the growing variety of initiatives promoted by the Foundation, we kindly ask you to re-direct your message to one of the following new e-mail addresses, according to the object or your message. Click here for viewing the new e-mail addresses.
   

12th Round Table of the Members of the International Boards of Experts of the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco
Florence, February 26 th - March 1 st, 2010

Like every year, the Experts of the Foundation are invited to Florence to propose new cultural and educational initiatives of intercultural dialogue and agree on the guidelines for future action.
Download the Booklet distributed to the participants; Download the Report

   
The Romantics in Italy: Dante, Italian Culture, and Romantic Literature
Florence, 23rd - 30th January 2010
International Symposium devoted to study the shape and meaning of relations between the Romantic-Era Writers and Italian Literature and Culture, especially (but not limited) to Dante.
   
Exhibition “The Oratory of Santa Caterina all'Antella and Their Painters”
Oratory of Santa Caterina, Bagno a Ripoli (Florence), September 19th – December 31st, 2009
After the successful exhibition in Figline Valdarno dedicated to Cigoli, the Foundation promotes the second edition of the project "City of the Uffizi with the exhibition" L'Oratorio di Santa Caterina all'Antella and its painters" in collaboration with the Uffizi Gallery and Vivahotels
   
Puskin is not home Puskin is not at home
Florence, October 24/25, 2009
On the occasion of the presentation of a new edition of the poems of Puskin "Il servigio delle muse non soffre frivolezza" , curated by the State Library of Foreign Literature in Moscow and presented for the first time in Florence, the atmosphere of the St. Petersburgh Ball will be re-created in the Granducal Ballroom of a magnificient Villa “Poggio Imperiale” on the 24th October and then a fternoon dancing tea in ancient Villa in the surroundings of Florence on the 25th October.
   

The Caucasus: Georgia on the crossroads. Cultural exchanges across the Europe and beyond
Florence, November 2 – 9, 2009
The goal of the Symposium is to introduce scholars and professionals working in the field of Georgian and Caucasian art and culture to each other on Italian ground and to familiarize international audiences with the broad spectrum of scholarly work that exists in the ever-expanding field of Georgian and Caucasian cultural studies. The aim of the project is to establish the networking among the scientists and provide them with an unprecedented forum for scientific exchange.

   
2nd International conference Renewable Energy News and Research of Monuments
Florence, November 15th-20th, 2009
International conference on new approaches in the field of development of new types of Renewable Energy Sources
   

International Diploma Project Festival f or Asian Architectural and Civil-Engineering Schools.
November 3- 5, 2009 Maltepe , Istanbul (Turkey)
Our Expert, Prof. Gulnara Abdrassilova (Pro Rector of the Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering) invites you to take part to Festival of Architecture that will be held in Istanbul, organized by the TURKSOY and Maltepe University.
Download the program and invitation

   

Postdoctoral fellowship programme entitled 'Connecting Art Histories in the Museum. The Mediterranean, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent 400-1650'
The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence (Max-Planck-Institute) and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin are pleased to announce a doctoral and postdoctoral fellowship programme entitled “Connecting Art Histories in the Museum. The Mediterranean, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent 400-1650”. For details please see the file attached ;
the deadline for applications is November 15th, 2009

File: Connecting Art Histories (pdf)

   
The Foundation has presented the theory "For the Intercultural Dialogue Life Beyond Tourism" at " The humanisms and technology for the Conservation of Historic and Monumental Buildings ", by the Union of the Engineers of Tuscany
(Florence, June 12, 2009)
   
International Plein-air Art Courses: the Influence of Florentine Environment on students
Florence, June 28th – July 12th, 2009
International workshop for university students in arts (paintings, portraits, frescos, watercolour, sculpture, photografy etc.) with plein-air courses at Villa Corsini.
   
Collecting & Display (100BC to AD1700)Summer ConferenceCollecting East & West
Florence, June 25th-29th 2009
The conference means to look at imported objects, whether artworks, antiquities, plants, or books, in collections in Europe and elsewhere. The mechanisms of import and distribution of the objects will be addressed, and so will be the contribution collections of such pieces made towards improving the knowledge about foreign countries and people.
   
Concerts of the Cambridge University Musical Society to Celebrate 800 years of Cambridge Universit e
Florence, August 20 – 25, 2009
To celebrate the 800 years of the foundation of the University of Cambdrige, the Cambridge University Musical Society (CUMS) will perform around Tuscany.
   
75th IFLA General Conference and AssemblyArt Libraries Section Pre-Conference
Florence, August 19 – 20, 2009
The Art Libraries Section of the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) is pleased to announce its intention to hold a Pre-Conference in Florence, which should be focused on the role of the art libraries for research and preservation of cultural heritage.
   
Drawing time and harmonyThe architectural drawing: an "observatory" in the Universe
Florence, September 17-19, 2009
International conference focused on the researching fields that are peculiar to the architect and to the scientific ambit of “figuration”.
   
Take part in our project “Life Beyond Tourism” aimed at the valorization of the local identity and the intercultural dialogue
The research, presented for the first time in Palazzo Vecchio on March 15th 2008, will be also at the II World Congress on Urban Marketing (September 10-12, Rosario, Argentina)
   
Florence in the Works of European Writers and Artists: Project of Encyclopedic Dictionary for Guides and Tourists
Florence, April 5th-12th, 2009
International workshop for university students specializing in the field of literature, art and culture and those interested in their national heritage literary resources and lexicography.
   

V International Scientific and Practical Student Conference “Rehabilitation of Residential Space Citizens”
Penza (Russia), February 22nd-24th 2009

Our Expert Prof. Elena Lapshina from the Penza State University of Architecture and Construction invites all those who are concerned to this conference on the current problems of the historic cities and devoted to V. Tatlin Download the invitation letter,

   
Images and Myths of Europe: the Western and the Eastern Perspectives
Florence, March 26th-28th, 2009

International Conference promoted in co-operation with the Warsaw School of Social Psychology, University College
   

International art-project "The Palette of freedom-2008 - Second part”
Odessa (Ukraine), November 13th-30th, 2008

Our Experts Prof. Nadiya Yeksareva from Odessa State Academy of Architecture and Constructions and The Cultural centre "ArtLine" invite artists from the different countries of the world, art critics, representatives of sphere of culture to take part in this art-project. Dowload: Press Review(pdf), Application Form, Presentation (doc)

   

“Il ruolo dell'italofonia nei media del mondo glocal”International conference on the history, the current situation and the trends of the Italian Radio Broadcasting in other countries (only in Italian Language)
Timisoara (Romania), November 21st, 2008

nell'ambito del VII Forum Italradio sulla radiofonia internazionale in lingua italiana, organizzato dall'OSSERVATORIO PER LA RADIOFONIA INTERNAZIONALE IN LINGUA ITALIANA – ITALRADIO in collaborazione con l'UNIVERSITÀ DI TIMISOARA.

   

Celebrating Program of Institute of Arts and Culture (Tomsk State University) 15th Anniversary
Tomsk, May 13-15th, 2009

Prof. Y. Petrov, new Member of the International Board of the Experts of the Foundation, inform about the program of cultural events for celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Institute of Arts and Culture of the Tomsk State University

   
The Regional Festival “Degree & Profession” in Odessa
Odessa (Ukraine), May 20th-23rd, 2009
After the University of Architecture in Baku (Azerbaijan), the Academy of Architecture and University of Economics in Odessa asked to organize in their city a special edition of our Festival "Degree & Profession". Read the details and the call
   
The archaeological excavations of Somma Vesuviana (close to Pompeii) now in a blog:
Look in real time the evocative images of an ancient Roman villa buried during the eruption of Vesuvius in 472 AD In collaboration with the University of Tokyo
   

2nd Wooden Architecture in Karelia
Petrozavodsk (Karelia), June 23rd-26th 2009

The conference will be held in the Republic of Karelia, known for the richness of the many wooden architectural monuments and the typical traditional villages.

   

“Trespassing: Architecture and Urbanism” – Summer School in Latvia
Valka/Valga (Latvia), August, 2nd-15th 2009

Prof. Ugis Bratuskins (Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of Riga Technical University and member of the International Board of the Experts of the Foundation) invites students of most diverse specializations and branches - Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design, Geography, Fine Arts, Economics and Social sciences, and other fields - taking interest in the formation of environment to come together and to discover architecture, urban and cultural processes in Valka and Valga - the town divided by Latvian and Estonian border, the "Baltic Berlin". The deadline for application is May 29.
Download the presentation

   

The Regional Festival “Degree & Profession” in Bishkek
Bishkek, September 7th-13th 2009
The edition of our Festival "Degree & Profession" in Kyrgyzstan includes exhibitions, competitions, prizes, conferences inspired by the topic of architecture and art of the nomadic civilization
download the documentation: REGIONAL FESTIVAL.doc

   

The Regional Festival “Degree & Profession” in Ivanovo (Russia)
Ivanovo ( Russia ), September 9 th -12 th and 22 nd -25 th 2009
The Ivanovo State University will hold two special sessions of the Regional Festival "Degree & Profession", the first in humanities (September 9 th -12 th 2009), the second in science (September 22 nd -25 th 2009). See the two different programs.
Download the program in humanities: “Program_Humanities.doc”
Download the program in sciences: “Program_Sciences.doc”

   

Second scientific conference “Cities architecture. The past and the present - From the tenement house to the apartment building. Urban multi-family housing"
Bydgoszcz (Poland), September 18 th -19 th , 2009
The Expert of the Foundation, Prof. Romana Gudelis Przybyszewska, informs our network about the scientific conference organised by the University of Economics of Bydgoszcz, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
Download the program

   

III Minsk Internation al Biennale of young architects “Leonardo Award 2009”
Minsk (Belarus), September 17 th -19 th , 2009
Prof. Alexander Korbut, President of the International Association of Unions of Architects (IAUA) and President of the Belarusian Union of Architects invites all universities and graduates interested in taking part to the “Leonardo Award 2009”. Info writing to rda@bsa.by

   

The 2nd scientific conference “The Architecture of Cities. History and Contemporary Times. From a tenement to a luxury apartment building. Urban multi-family residential buildings”
Bydgoszcz (Poland),18th-19th of September 2009
The Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Economy in Bydgoszcz invites all the persons interested to take part to the conference. Read more details

   
ARIS09 - Training course on Architectural Records, Inventories and Information Systems for Conservation
Rome, 2 September - 2 October 2009

Corso di formazione su Architectural Records, Inventories and Information Systems for Conservation
   
18th international review-competition of the best degree projects
September 13th-19th, 2009 – Saratov (Russia)

The Saratov State Technical University (SSTU) invites schools and universities of architecture, construction and design to take part to one week-events and conference “Identification of the regional architectural schools in a view of architecture globalization”
   
International Scientific and Practical Conference “Culture of Italy in the Architectural Heritage of Crimea”
1-4 October, Yalta (Crimea, Ukraine)
The experts of the Foundation Alla Lazereva and Tatiana Sergeyeva invite to the conference that will cover the topics of the Genoese fortifications, the architectural and archaeological monuments, the decorative arts and crafts architecture of Crimea
Dowload the document: Crimea Conference Information.doc
   

News from Kharkov (Ukraine):
Kharkov, October 28th-31st 2008

Call for the International Conference “City Cultural and Environment of Metropolis: Trends and challenger of Modern Urban Development”. Dowload: pdf, Reg from Euro, Reg Form USD eng

   

A memorandum of understanding has been signed with the National University of Rosario (Argentina)
September 10th, 2008
During the visit of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation in Rosario (Argentina), host of the Congresso Mondiale sul Marketing delle Città to present his theory Life Beyond Tourism,the President of the Foundation, Paolo Del Bianco, and the Rector of the National University of Rosario, Prof. Darío Maiorana, have signed an agreement of cooperation to promote new cultural and educational initiatives and the participation in programs of the Foundation Romualdo Del Bianco.