Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 6(6), pp. 534 - 546
DOI: 10.13189/sa.2018.060603
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Interdisciplinary Planning and Scientific Support to Rehabilitate and Preserve the Values of the Holy Aedicule of the Holy Sepulchre in Interrelation with Social Accessibility


Antonia Moropoulou *, Calliope Maria Farmakidi , Kyriakos Lampropoulos , Maria Apostolopoulou
School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

ABSTRACT

The need for the immediate rehabilitation of the Holy Aedicule of the Holy Sepulchre involved the collaborative efforts done by the religious communities, scientific experts, and policy makers with the aim to secure the structural integrity and sustainable rehabilitation of the monument, which stands as a par excellence landmark of spiritual renewal and worshiping for the generations to come. Using best practices and integrating specific disciplinary expertise knowledge, the rehabilitation project has been throughout relevant and extrovert to the society, engaging the public in order to share problematic as well as scientific findings, to understand and promote its cultural resources. In order to achieve this, an innovative scientific method was developed by the National Technical University of Athens Interdisciplinary Team involving methods and perspectives from different disciplines, namely, from the scientific fields of architecture, civil engineering, surveying engineering, materials science and engineering, information technology, archaeometry and archaeology in dialogue with the religious communities. Reference is made to the cultural policy, highlighting the benefit of the interaction between ideas, institutions, and the common interest for the protection of monuments. The aforementioned, along with the organization programming, the integrated governance of the project, based on management functions, such as planning, budgeting, fundraising, evaluation and quality control, designed a prolific interdisciplinary agenda. This paper presents practical and theoretical work in heritage protection management, communicates the tools involved in master scientific issues, while it seeks to engage the interest of the public in order to interact actively, participate in its protection and add constructively on its future life.

KEYWORDS
Holy Sepulchre, Rehabilitation, Interdisciplinary Planning and Cultural Policy, Preservation of Values, Social Accessibility, Community Archaeology

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Antonia Moropoulou , Calliope Maria Farmakidi , Kyriakos Lampropoulos , Maria Apostolopoulou . "Interdisciplinary Planning and Scientific Support to Rehabilitate and Preserve the Values of the Holy Aedicule of the Holy Sepulchre in Interrelation with Social Accessibility." Sociology and Anthropology 6.6 (2018) 534 - 546. doi: 10.13189/sa.2018.060603.