Architecture professor appointed to Italian committee

Author: Shannon Roddel

Samir Younés, associate professor of architecture and director of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture’s Rome Studies Program, has been appointed to the Scientific Committee of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs.p. The prestigious committee, which makes recommendations on national architecture issues, is composed of seven superintendents of the major regions and museums in Italy and five foreign scholars, including Pierre Rosenberg, president and director of the Louvre Museum in Paris, and Keith Christiansen, curator of European paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Formed amid concerns for the deteriorating state of Italian museums and the need to conserve buildings and works of art, the committee also advises the ministry on meeting the museums’ fundraising needs and enriching the country’s art collections.p.

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