Call for application

Doctoral course on 
Sciences and Materials of the Cultural Heritage from Pollution to Climate Change  
Villa Rufolo, Ravello (Italy)
5-7 October  2015


Venue : European University Centre for Cultural Heritage, Villa Rufolo, Ravello, Italy.
Period: 5-7 October 2015.
Participants: maximum 30 people.
Addressed to: scientists, architects, engineers, conservators, urban planners.
To Apply: Registration form accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae and a Letter of Motivation (in English)
Deadlines: Closed
No registration fee

in the frame of EUR-OPA Major Hazards, Council of Europe

The series of Courses on Sciences and Materials of Cultural Heritage - carried out in these last years by the Council of Europe and the European University Centre for Cultural Heritage -  will end next October with a final meeting of the lecturers who, along the years, have provided important in-depth analyses on the questions of pollution and of climate change with reference to the major materials of cultural heritage : stone, glass, paintings...


  • The balance of air pollution and climate change as drivers of damage to heritage
  • Noah's Ark EU-Project: objectives and main results
  • Indoor climate for Heritage: results from Climate for Culture EU-Project
  • Cultural Heritage: socio-cultural and economic implications of climate change 
  • The façades of monuments facing pollution and climate changes
  • Microbiology and building materials: from pollution to climate change
  • Venice: Sea level rise and Heritage
  • New insights on Stained glass Deterioration and Conservation
  • Paintings conservation and climate change
  • Built Heritage facing floods and landslides in the climate change context
  • The French National Adaptation Plan of Cultural Heritage to Climate Change


The Course is addressed to young advanced students and professionals.
The lecturers belong to European Universities, National Research Centres and International Organisations. The entire Course will be held in English. There is no fee for participation.

On request, students may benefit of 3 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) after agreement with their own university.

The organisation has the possibility to support the participation of 20 students with a reimbursement of € 300 (at the maximum) of their participation expenses, after presentation of receipts. The selection for grant will be done by the organisers.

The Centre will arrange the following common transfers:

1. on Sunday 4th October from Naples to Ravello
at 19.00 Naples Airport (Capodichino), bus parking
at 19.30 Naples main railway station (Piazza Garibaldi)

2. on Thursday 8th October
at 07.30 from Ravello to Naples Airport and main railway station

For further information about accommodation please contact the Secretariat of the Centre.

Information and contact: European University Centre for Cultural Heritage
Villa Rufolo - 84010 RAVELLO
Tel: +39 089857669-0892148433 - +39 329 8589410 / Fax: +39 089857711