Day 3. Wednesday, March 1. Preventive Maintenance: Traditional practices and new technologies


Preventive Maintenance: Traditional practices and new technologies.

Discuss the maintenance of structures as a tool for preservation and an essential measure for disaster risk reduction. Discuss specifically the traditional practices and new technologies for preventive maintenance.

portico de la gloria
Pórtico de la Gloria, Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.



Concepcion Cirujano Speaker Session 5 copyArt Restorer, Concha Cirujano has worked at the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain (IPCE) of the Secretary of Culture of the Spanish Government since 1982. Among other works, she was the director of the intervention projects on the four historical façades of the Seville Cathedral, the main entrance of Huesca Cathedral and the Jerónimos Cloister in the extension project of the Prado Museum in Madrid. In 2009, she was in charge of the research of the Pórtico de la Gloria ofSantiago de Compostela Cathedral, and carried out this work until September 2011, when she was appointed coordinator of the Scientific Committee of the project.

Between 2012 and 2014 she worked in the Research Program for Preventive Conservation and Access Regime of the Altamira Cave, firstly, as coordinator of one of the six projects that were part of the program and in the last year, as chief technical coordinator. Since 2011, when Lorca was hit by an earthquake, she has also worked on the management of catastrophic risks by promoting the National Plan for Emergencies and Risk Management for Cultural Heritage.

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The topic of the Round Table of Session 5 is Heritage preservation and New technologies, a controversial field?. Susan Aquino-Ong (UPCA, University of the Philippines Los Baños), will be the moderator.

The participants are Richard Tuason-Sanchez Bautista (architect),  Carmelo Casas (Casas Architects, Philippines), Reynalto Lita, (National Historical Commission of the Philippines) and Andres Winston C. Oreta (Civil Engineering Department, De La Salle University, Philippines).

International Symposium Escuela Taller de Filipinas
Escuela Taller Graduate working on Malate Church Project. Condition of the exterior wall after cement plaster was removed.

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