ICCROM has the pleasure to announce the winner of the 2017 ICCROM Award, Prof Giovanni Carbonara, emeritus Director (1995 – 2013) of the Post-Graduate School for the Study and Restoration of Monuments at La Sapienza University of Rome. Formal endorsement of the Award will take place on the occasion of ICCROM’s 30th General Assembly (29 November – 1 December 2017).
Giovanni Carbonara has been engaged with ICCROM for nearly 50 years, from the time of his involvement as course participant on the Architectural Conservation Course (ARC) in 1968. He has collaborated on teaching and training activities as well as contributing to conferences and publications. As full professor at La Sapienza since 1980, he has taken part in intensive academic and cultural exchanges. His work with ICCROM, which formed part of the educational programs, consisted of organizational activities and collaboration on the restoration courses at ICCROM, related to the subjects included in the curriculum of the Post Graduate School for the Study and Restoration of Monuments.
In addition to his well-appreciated contributions on ICCROM courses (teaching and coordinating from 1975), and his career at La Sapienza University of Rome which spanned many decades, Carbonara has lectured internationally in France (École de Chaillot – Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine), Greece (Scuola archeologica italiana di Atene, or Italian School of Archaeology of Athens), and Spain (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, or Polytechnic University of Catalonia). Carbonara has furthermore authored extremely numerous professional publications on monument restoration, including the multi-volume sets Trattato di restauro architettonico and Atlante del restauro, which are reference texts in the field. He has collaborated on complex and delicate restoration projects to some of the most famous monuments in Italy, including St Peter’s Basilica, the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, and the Colosseum.
ICCROM congratulates Prof Carbonara on this distinguished and well-deserved award.