The Caucasus: Georgia on the Crossroads. Cultural Exchanges Across Europe and Beyond
From: Monday, November 02, 2009  To: Monday, November 09, 2009






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Monday, November 2, 2009

Arrival of Participants and accommodation in the hotels ARCHIVIO DI STATO DI FIRENZE Entrance from Piazza Beccaria 17.00 to 20.00 - Registration of the participants 18.00 to 20.00 - Opening of the exhibition Contemporary Georgian Artists Welcome Reception

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

PALAZZO VECCHIO Piazza della Signoria 9.00 - 10.00 - Registration 10.00 -11.00 - Hall 200 or Hall 500 - Opening of the Cultural Days Welcome addresses by Italian and Georgian Authorities (6-7 speakers) 11.00 11:.30 Break / Reception 11.30- 13.00 Hall 200 - Opening Plenary Session Key Note speakers - 4 Speaker 13.00- 14.30 Afternoon Break *Lunch for the registered participants only 14:30- 17:10 Hall 200 - CS I: Afternoon Session One Section: Cultural Studies - 4 Speakers 16:05 – 16:20 Coffee Break 19:00 – 21:00 Hall 500 - Official Reception with Georgian traditional hors d'oeuvres

Wednessday, November 4, 2009

OPA CENTRO ARTE E CULTURA Piazza San Giovanni 7 8.00- 10.00 Registration of Participants 09.30 – 13.00 Morning Session 09.30 – 12.00 Section Cultural Studies - CS II Section Ancient History and Archaeology - AHA I 12.00-13.00 Poster Presentations PP I 13.00- 15.00 Afternoon Break * Lunch for the registered participants only 15.00 – 17.00 Afternoon Session 15.00 – 16.00 Section - Cultural Studies CS III Section - Ancient History and Archaeology - AHA II 16.00-17.00 Poster Presentations PP II 17.00 -18.00 Opening of the exhibitions “Old Tbilisi”; “Adornment and history” 19.00 – 20.30 Georgian Artists- Professors Exhibition of Tbilisi State Academy of Art

Thursday, November 5, 2009

OPA CENTRO ARTE E CULTUA Piazza San Giovanni 7 09.30 – 13.00 Morning Session Section Medieval Art MA I Section Modern and Contemporary Art MCA I 13.00- 15.00 Afternoon Break * Lunch for the registered participants only 15.00 – 17.15 Afternoon Session Section - Medieval Art - MA II Section - Cultural Tourism and Preservation of Cultural Heritage - CTPCH I

Friday, November 6, 2009

OPA CENTRO ARTE E CULTURE Piazza San Giovanni 7 09.30 – 12.20 Morning Session Section: Cultural Tourism and Preservation of Cultural Heritage - CTPCH I 13.00- 15.00 Afternoon Break * Lunch for the registered participants only 15.00 – 16.20 Afternoon Session Section: Cultural Tourism and Preservation of Cultural Heritage CTPCH II 18.00 – 21.00 Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz Max-Planck-Institut Symposium Official Closing Ceremony

Saturday, November 7, 2009 Visits for specialists in the field of conservation, wine factories, tourists business sites and art, Details to be clarified

Sunday, November 8, 2009 Excursion to Pisa (on request, on sale)

Monday, November 9, 2009 Departure

2) PARTICIPATION

We envisage three forms of active participation in the event: - Speaker - reading a paper in one of the sessions - Auditor & preparing the voice in the discussions - Poster Presenter The symposium is also open for students or to the public The working language of the Symposium is English Back to top


3) CONTENT OF THE SYMPOSIUM

Symposium will cover the following fields: • Cultural Studies and Art Historian Research on the Caucasian and particularly Georgian Culture The topic is not restraint to any specific theme of art and culture. Preference will be given to the general, broad-spectrum studies, rather than to the specific investigations concentrating on particular monuments. • Cultural Preservation, Restoration/Conservation The topic might include the research of conservation/restoration issues related to Georgian historical monuments, as well as the international case studies and pilot projects that might be applied to Georgian heritage. • Cultural Management and Tourism Development The topics might cover cultural management and cultural tourism development issues concentrating on both Caucasian/Georgian examples and international pilot projects and case studies and share of experiences. For more information visit the following web site: www.symposiumgeorgia.org/Florence2009/IndexFlorenece2009.html Back to top


4) SYMPOSIUM BODIES:

Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation, (Italy)

Palazzo Coppini - Via del Giglio n. 10 50123 FLORENCE - ITALY Telephone + 39 055 216066 - Fax + 39 055 283260 e-mail info@fondazione-delbianco.org.com www.fondazione-delbianco.org

Georgian Arts and Culture Center (Georgia)

7, Niko-Nikoladze Street 0108 Tbilisi - Georgia tel. +995-32-931335 fax +995-32-921335 e-mail secretariat@symposiumgeorgia.org www.symposiumgeorgia.com

CO-ORGANIZERS

Tbilisi State Academy of Art Tbilisi State University Ilia Chavchavadze State University

SUPPORTERS

Italian Embassy in Georgia Embassy of Georgia in Italy Back to top


5) IMPORTANT DATES:

May 10, 2009
June 30, 2009
July 10, 2009
October 28, 2009
November 2, 2009
November 2 - 9, 2009
Announcement of the Symposium, Call for Papers
Deadline for the Abstracts (150 words)
Scientific Committee chooses the participants
Deadline for early registration
On site registration
Symposium

6) CALL FOR PAPERS:

We encourage all interested researches (speakers and poster presenters) to submit short abstracts to the symposium secretariat by email:secretariat@symposiumgeorgia.org Abstracts must be submitted electronically as Word Documents, 150 - 200 words including the title, Font - Arial 12 pt. Deadline for submission June 30, 2009 Scientific committee of the symposium will review the abstracts and the chosen presenters will be notified by July 10th, 2009. Please fill up the on-line registration form on http://www.fondazione-delbianco.org/seminari/registration/form.asp?idw=138, which will also used for preparing an invitation letter in case you need visa) ; then you will receive automatically a personal password for uploading your final version of the paper on the website of the Conference. For more information visit the following web site: www.symposiumgeorgia.org/Florence2009/IndexFlorenece2009.html Back to top


7) SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION FEES:

Speakers, Poster Presenters

Euro 250,00 Early registration delegate within September 30th, 2009 Euro 300,00 Late registration delegate within October 28th, 2009 Euro 350,00 On site registration Euro 150,00 Registration for students* The registration fee includes • Admittance to the symposium • Admittance to the exhibitions • Georgian wine testing & reception after the Opening Session • 4 working lunches • 8 coffee breaks * 30 Euro for Poster Presentation (in addition to the registration fee) *To register as student a copy of the student card or a certificate signed by the Chairperson of the Department is requested. To register please fill in the form: please click here Back to top


8) EXHIBITION OF GEORGIAN CONTEMPORARY ART.
PAINTING, GRAPHICS, SCULPTURE, APPLIED ART
REGISTRATION FEES

Archivio di Stato, G

Artists Registration 250 Euro within September 30th, 2009
Registration includes:
Participation in the Exhibition at Archivio di Stato Hall Gallerea
Wall Panel space, size 120 (width)X 230(height) -
Admittance to the Opening of the Cultural days at Palazzo Vecchio Hall 200, November 3, 2009
Admittance to wine testing, concert and reception of the Georgian Cultural Days at Palazzo Vecchio, Salone dei Cinquecento, November 3, 2009
One working lunch, and 2 coffee breaks November 3, 2009
Please fill up the on-line registration form on http://www.fondazione-delbianco.org/seminari/registration/form.asp?idw=138, which will also used for preparing an invitation letter in case you need visa) ; To proceed payments please click here
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9) PACKAGES REGISTRATION FEE (1) DELEGATE/ARTIST AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATION:

For Hotel Accommodation please contact: PROMO FLORENCE EVENTS - Soc. FLY EVENTS srl - Via del Giglio 10 – 50123 Firenze Tel. +39 055 285588 – Fax +39 055 283260 e-mail info@promoflorenceevents.com

7 Nights Hotel Packages, arrival on November 2nd and departure on November 9th, 2009 (on bed and breakfast basis, service and taxes included, prices per room for 7 nights). Vivahotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio– 3*s Single room € 830,00 Double room single use € 910,00 Double room – € 990,00 Vivahotel Capitol Santa Croce– 3* Single room € 770,00 Double room single use - € 830,00 Double room € 920,00 Vivahotel Fleming– 3* Single room € 620,00 Double room single use € 710,00 Double room € 770,00 Vivahotel Laurus al Duomo– 4* Double room single use € 1.040,00 Double room € 1.130,00 Vivahotel Alexander– 4* Single room € 670,00 Double room single use € 720,00 Double room € 810,00 PACKAGES REGISTRATION FEE (1) STUDENT AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: Discount 100,00 Euro Deadline for Hotel reservation and payment is: September 30th 2009. Hotel reservation: To reserve a room please fill in the hotel accommodation form: please click here

Please note that to guarantee the room we need to receive the full prepayment within September 30th, 2009. Packages (Registration fee and Hotel accommodation) without all these details will not be considered. For other requests of services please ask directly the organizing secretariat via email at e-mail redditi@promoflorenceevents.com Payments: • By credit card - click here (We accept the payments by credit card when the name of the Credit card holder is the same as the name of registered participant). • By bank transfer 1. Registration - click here • 2. Payment by the bank transfer: IBAN IT 91 I 06160 02821 000915509C00 SWIFT CRFI IT 3F XXX Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Agenzia 21, Via Mugello 27 50 127 Firenze made out to: Fly Events srl “The Caucasus, Reg. Nr. …..” (please indicate the registration nr.) Via del Giglio n. 10 – 50123 FIRENZE – ITALIA Kindly send us the certificate of the money bank transfer by e-mail (info@promoflorenceevents.com) or by fax to the nr. +39 055 28 32 60 specifying the registration number, your name and the name of the event. PLEASE NOTE: all paid fees shall be net of all bank costs and commissions For other requests, we ask you to contact directly the organizational secretary via email:e-mail info@promoflorenceevents.com CANCELLATION POLICIES The cancellations of the registration and hotel accommodation hotel package carried out before September 30th, 2009 will be reimbursed with a 200 Euro deduction for secretarial costs. After this date no reimbursements will be possible. Any eventual reimbursement will be given at the end of the congress and will be realised by the bank transfer for which IBAN and SWIFT code are necessary. In certain cases reimbursements by any other mean will be given; however, all the expenses of the transfer will be paid by the applicant. For the participants that apply for visa: if the cancellation will arrive after October 10th, 2009 for a visa problem, 70% of the paid amount will be reimbursed. Back to top


10) VISA:

If you require an official letter of invitation in order to obtain visa to attend the conference, please write to the organising secretariat at info@promoflorenceevents.com. The letter will assist delegates who need to obtain their governments or departments permission to attend the conference or obtain required visa from Italian consulate abroad. Delegates from countries within the European Union / Schengen Area will only need a valid passport or ID to travel to Italy. All other delegates should contact the nearest Italian embassy or consulate for visa details. In order to obtain the Visa in time for first deadline(September 30, 2009)we kindly invite participants to ask for the invitaion letter in advance Back to top


 
Papers presented


Prof. Nino Abakelia
I.Chavchavadze State University - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mr. Mikheil Abramishvili
Georgian National Museum - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mrs. Liana Antelava
Tbilisi State Academy of Art - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mrs. NINO ARZIANI
President Administration - Painter - TBILISI (GEORGIA)


Prof. Tinatin Bochorishvili
Rustaveli Foundation for Georgian Studies, Humanities and Socila Sciences - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mr. Giorgi Bughadze
Tbilisi State Academy of Art - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Prof. Nina Burtchuladze
Georgian National Museum - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mr. Silvio Calvi
Italian Alpine Club - Milano (Italy)


Prof. Tsiuri Chachua
Tbilisi State Academy of Arts - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mrs. KHATUNA CHKHEIDZE
INDEPENDENT ARTIST - TBILISI (GEORGIA)


Mrs. KRISTINE DARCHIA
Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Dr. Luisa De Marco
Regional Directorate of Liguria for Cultural and Lanscape Property - Genova (Italy)


Dr. MARIAM DIDEBULIDZE
G. CHUBINASHVILI NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR GEORGIAN ART HISTORY AND HERITAGE PRESERVATION - TBILISI (GEORGIA)


Dr. Antony Eastmond
Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London - London (United Kingdom)


Dr. TREMMEL FRANK
LILE E.V. - HAMBURG (GERMANY)


Mrs. Nino Gaganidze
Tbilisi State Academy of Art - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Dr. Ekaterina Gamkrelidze
Georgian National academy of Sciences - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Prof. Nato Gengiuri
Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgian State University - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mrs. KALATOZISHVILI GIULI
Tbilisi State University Iv. Javakhishvili - TBILISI (GEORGIA)


Dr. Irene Giviashvili
Freelance scholar - Ankara (Turkey)


Mrs. Tamar Goguadze
University of Durham - Durham (UK)


Mrs. Maia Gomarteli
Maia Gomarteli - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Dr. Tchanturia Gvantsa
Tbilisi State University - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mrs. Tatia Gvineria
Tbilisi State Academy of Art - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Dr. KOSHORIDZE IRINA
GEORGIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM - TBILISI (GEORGIA)


Prof. Mary Kay Judy
Architectural & Cultural Heritage Conservation - Brooklyn (USA)


Dr. Emzar Kakhidze
Shota Rustaveli State University - Batumi (Georgia)


Mr. Giorgi Kavtaradze
Tbilissi State University - Tbilissi (Georgia)


Dr. NINO KAVTARIA
NATIONAL CENTER OF MANUSCRIPTS - TBILISI (GEORGIA)


Prof. Nino Khoperia
Nino - tbilisi (Georgia)


Dr. DAVID KHOSHTARIA
G.CHUBINASHVILI NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR GEORGIAN ART HISTORY AND HERITAGE PRESERVATION - TBILISI (GEORGIA)


Prof. KETEVAN KHUTSISHVILI
TBILISI STATE UNIVERSITY - TBILISI (GEORGIA)


Dr. Elena Kiladze
Georgian Technical University, Faculty of Architecture - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mrs. Ana Kldiashvili
Tbilisi State Academy of Art - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mrs. NINO KURASHVILI
PRESIDENT ADMINISTRATION - DESIGNER - TBILISI (GEORGIA)


Prof. KAKHABER LORIA
IV. JAVAKHISHVILI TBILISI STATE UNIVERSITY - TBILISI (GEORGIA)


Mrs. Ketevan Maghlakelidze
Ketevan - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mr. Avtandil Makharoblidze
Avtandil - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mrs. LELA MAKHAROBLIDZE
LELA - TBILISI (GEORGIA)


Mrs. Ketevan Matabeli
Ketevan - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Dr. Petre Metreveli
Administration of President of Georgia - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mrs. IRINA MIRIJANASHVILI
IV. JAVAKHISHVILI TBILISI STATE UNIVERSITY - TBILISI (GEORGIA)


Mrs. Nino Moseshvili
Nino Moseshvili - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Dr. Natela Mosiashvili
Tbilisi State University - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mrs. Tamar Paichadze
Ivane Javakhishvili State University of Tbilisi - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mr. GEGA PAKSASHVILI
GACC STAFF ARTIST - TBILISI (GEORGIA)


Mr. Milan Prodanovic
University of Novi Sad - Novi Sad (Serbia)


Prof. MARINE PUTURIDZE
IV. JAVAKHISHVILI TBILISI STATE UNIVERSITY - TBILISI (GEORGIA)


Dr. Karen Rubinson
independent scholar - none (usa)


Mrs. Rusudan Shashiashvili
Rusudan - Tbilisi (Georgia )


Dr. Ori Z Soltes
Georgetown University - Washington,DC (USA)


Mrs. KATHARINA STADLER
HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITY - BERLIN (GERMANY)


Mr. George Tabliashvili
National Centre of Manuscripts - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mrs. Tamta Tamazashvili
Department of Tourism and Resorts of Georgia - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Dr. Nino Tchitchinadze
Ilia Chavchavadze State University - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Prof. Eka Tchkoidze
Ilia Chavchavadze State University - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mrs. Chkuaseli Tea
Winterthur-Zurich Konservatorium - Zurich (Switzerland)


Mr. Kakha Trapaidze
Tbilisi State Academy of Art - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mrs. Nestan Tsiklauri
Apollon kutateladze Tbilisi State Academy of Art - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mrs. NATO TSINTSABADZE
ICOMOS GEORGIA - TBILISI (GEORGIA)


Mrs. Lela Tsiphuria-Milorava
Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Prof. Akhvlediani Tsiuri
Tbilisi State University - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Prof. Lia Tsuladze
Tbilisi State University - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mr. Irakli Tsuladze
Irakli - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mr. Irakli Tsuladze
Tsuladze - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Dr. Rusudan Tsurtsumia
Vano Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire - Tbilisi (Georgia)


Mrs. Natalia Turabelidze
I.Chavchavadze State University - Tbilisi (Georgia)