19/12/2019

RESEARCH POSITION in Anastylosis and integration of ancient monuments. Study of a procedure for the sustainable restoration of stone monuments

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Polytechnic University of Bari
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Other
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    27/01/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Italy › Bari
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    OTHER
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

D.M. n. 407 del 27/02/2018 AIM “Attraction and International Mobility” (proposta AIM1858584-1)

The advertised vacancy is located within the Dipartment of Civil Engineering Sciences and Architecture (DICAR) 

at the Polytechnic University of Bari.

 

Main research field: Ancient architecture

Sub research field: History and Restoration of Ancient Architecture

RESEARCH TASKS:

  • Study of methodologies for the intervention over ancient architectures that underwent anastylosis actions.
  • Publication of the results of the research through scientific articles and monographs, pertaining the topics of the project.
  • Participation to national and international conferences.
  • Collaboration to the planning and to the implementation of practical solutions, within the frame of the research project.

PREFERABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD defended by no more than four years at 27/02/2018 (PhD defense not before than 27/02/2014)

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • The candidate must have appropriate scientific experience, attested by qualifications and scientific publications in the pertaining sector, from which will be evaluated: (1) critical/interpretative ability in understanding the themes connected to the restoration of ancient monuments and the history of restoration; (2) critical/interpretative ability in reading ancient architecture and ancient building techniques; (3) knowledge of the techniques and methodologies applicable to restoration and stone integration; (4) knowledge of the techniques and methodologies for the integration and the restoration of ancient monuments (CAD-CAM modelling, CNC prototyping); (5) professional and research experiences in the field of the preservation of the stone Cultural Heritage (6) study and research experiences in Italy and abroad in the historical-architectural and archaeological sector.
  • The candidate must demonstrate proven capacity to develop multidisciplinary research also at an international level.
  • Language: English

    The evaluation of the knowledge level of the English language will be conducted on the basis of the scientific publications written in English language. If necessary, the evaluation committee can assess the capability to speak in English through an oral examination.

  • Computer skills related to 3D, CAD-CAM modelling and CNC prototyping.

The anastylosis of ancient monuments had mixed fortunes over time. From the enthusiasm marking the great restoration campaigns led by the Italian architects and archaeologists between the twenties and the forties in Italy and in the colonies (Libya, Albania, Dodecanese), up to the foreclosures of the sixties and seventies of the XX century, until the more recent rediscovery, currently pursued mainly for touristic purposes and sometimes dramatically connected to catastrophic and unpredictable events, such as earthquakes and war destructions (e.g. Libya, Syria) that compromised the historical memory of the monuments.

This brief diachronic development matches a problematic preservation strategy for the Cultural Heritage, especially when it comes to stone monuments. Such a strategy is caused by the progressive abandonment of the reinforced concrete, which was largely used in the XX century, to integrate the monuments’ missing parts and for their structural consolidation.

The introduction of a metal frame in the original trilithic systems in fact resulted in an uncontrollable deterioration of the ancient structures, causing irreversible damages to the Cultural Heritage. The structural and visive corrosion of the monuments stands as a looming treat, that affects some of the most relevant archaeological sites of the Mediterranean basin and of South Italy – as coherently confirmed by the always increasing number of collapses at Pompei and by the many interventions required for 

securing the archaeological areas of Selinus and Agrigentum, for instance. Besides all this, an alarming lateness in the development of efficient methodologies distinguishes our country.

In fact, both the research sector and the enterprise one, except for rare cases, do not take into account what has been done in Greece, where qualifies research institutes, such as the YSMA (The Acropolis Restoration Service) planned the restorations of the Athenian Acropolis in accordance with the principles of reversibility and material compatibility.

The research proposal on the anastylosis of the DICAR is framed in this scenario, with the aim to investigate critical and unsolved aspects, such as the issue of the reproducibility, the replicability and the integration of architectural and sculptural fragments, through technological system of laser 3D survey, CAD modelling and CNC prototyping, by adapting the process dynamics to the specific needs of conservation and productive sustainability in Italy.

Maximum number of publications: 12

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Other
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Polytechnic University of Bari
Italy
Bari
70126
126/b, Giovanni Amendola

EURAXESS offer ID: 474805

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