Calogero Bellanca has a PhD in Conservation of Architectural Heritage and is professor of Architectural Conservation at the Faculty of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome. He has carried out studies and research in various European Countries and has participated in the ICCROM fellows programme. He is Coordinator of the General Agreement with the TU Wien University, Polytechnic of Krakow, and Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (ETSAM, UPM). His practical work includes the study and restoration of palaces and churches in Rome and in other regions of Italy. Among his publications there are many books and essays in the field of restoration and architectural history. He is vice President ICOMOS International Committee Theory and Practice of Conservation and member of Academia del Partal.