Opera di Santa Croce

The monumental complex of Santa Croce Founded in 1294, Santa Croce is one of the finest Gothic churches in Italy. It is undoubtedly a kind of on-going building site which over 700 years has lived through a succession of religious, artistic and civic vicissitudes. It is impossible to list all the masterpieces which Santa Croce contains and shelters. The side chapels contain the most relevant masterpieces of fourteenth century Florentine painting, whose highest expression is found in the frescoes with the Stories of St. Francis by Giotto in the Peruzzi and Bardi Chapels, which also house masterpieces of 15°- century sculpture.
In the 19° century, with the unity of Italy, Santa Croce became a place for the celebration of national glory, housing the funeral monuments of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and many other illustrious personages.

Please visit also the offical website: www.santacroceopera.it

(C) Opera di Santa Croce
(C) Opera di Santa Croce

Subprogramme Area: Development of advanced compatible materials and techniques and their application for the protection, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage assets
Contract type: SP1-Cooperation. Collaborative project. Small or medium-scale focused research project. FP7-ENV-NMP.2011.3.2.1-1
Grant Agreement No. 283182
Duration: November 2011 - October 2014

 

Contacts

COORDINATOR

Dr. Adriana Bernardi

Head of Padova Unit Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate National Research Council (CNR-ISAC)
Corso Stati Uniti 4, 35127 Padova, Italy
Phone +39 049 8295906
E-Mail: a.bernardi@no-spam.isac.cnr.it

 

EC PROJECT OFFICER

Federico Nogara
DG Research & Innovation, Unit 1.3
CDMA 03/058
Rue du Champ de Mars, 21
B-1049 Brussels
Telephone: +32-2-298 46 50
Telefax: +32-2-295 05 68
Email: federico.riogara@no-spam.ec.europa.eu