The Bluemed Plus Project at the International Symposium of Underwater Archaeology in Taranto

The BlueMED Plus Project was today presented at the International Symposium of Underwater Archaeology in Taranto, organized and hosted by the National Superintendence for the Underwater Cultural Heritage.

The three-days conference is devoted to the celebration of the three important events for underwater archaeology: twentieth anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage adopted on 2 November 2001, twentieth anniversary of the “Restoring Underwater Project” developed by Roberto Petriaggi and Barbara Davidde at the Central Institute for Restoration (Ministry of Culture) and the first anniversary of the establishment of the Italian National Superintendence for the Underwater Cultural Heritage.

The project leader Fabio Bruno presented the main activities and objectives of the project, and the Superintendent Barbara Davidde showed the role of her Institution in the BlueMED Plus project. 

The conference is organized and hosted by the Soprintendenza Nazionale per il Patrimonio Culturale Subacqueo, associated partner of the project. The event was strongly participated and rich in new ideas emerged in the panel session to develop new field of research for underwater archeology and for the conservation of the underwater heritage.