Monitoring and Good Practices for the Protection of the Heritage of UNESCO Site N. 94 “Rock Drawings in Valcamonica”.
Scope:protection, monitoring, conservation
Defree of completion: in progress
The project originates thanks to the financial support of the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (L. 77/06) and it is run directly by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Lombardia, in collaboration with the Institutional Group of the UNESCO site and the Distretto Culturale di Valle Camonica.
The project aims at monitoring the state of conservation of the rock art property, estimated as more than 2400 rocks, distributed over at least 28 municipalities of Camonica Valley, in over 180 rock art sites only partly included inside the eight rock art Parks.
In particular the project has the following aims:
1) documenting systematically the consistence and the state of conservation of the engraved rocks in Camonica Valley, analyzing the deterioration phenomena with constant monitoring for an ever more effective work of protection, conservation and promotion of the UNESCO property. An intervention covering all this vast territory will allow improvement of the indicators of monitoring already evidenced by the Management Plan (Parts III and V), which can be enriched further thanks to the collaboration with several research groups involved in the field and the documentation.
2) defining the “Plan of Maintenance and Restoration of the rocks” of the UNESCO site, following the levels indicated by the Management Plan (PART III, 10.2 Plan of interventions of maintenance and restoration), for a short, medium and long-range programming of the activities of rock conservation and restoration in each Park.
3) offering training on a local level of specialized technicians to be enabled in the coming years to keep monitoring the property, thanks to the organization of a training course, planned by Lombardy’s Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici and financed by Fondazione Cariplo.