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Date 29.08.2018 00:00 - 02.09.2018 00:00
Location Valcamonica/I
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20th INTERNATIONAL ROCK ART CONGRESS IFRAO 2018

The theme this year - “Standing on the shoulders of giants / Sulle spalle dei giganti” - truly expresses the idea that ancient art with its endless symbolism and archetypes might form a major resource for modern man, allowing him to look beyond and above current cultures.

The International Federation of Rock Art Organisations (IFRAO) was created in Darwin (Australia) on 3 September 1988 by nine organisations dedicated to the study of prehistoric rock art. Its purpose was to act as a democratic advisory body promoting actions in support of the research activities of member organisations bringing about a synergistic vision of the study of rock art.  In the course of the last 27 years, the number of member organisations has risen to 56, from all over the world and the number of members has risen to around 35,000, making IFRAO the largest organisation in the world bringing together specialists in the disciplines linked to the study of rock art.  The first goal of IFRAO was the standardisation of various aspects of the discipline, essential for effective collaboration and communication. Over time, this aim was supplemented with activity in the field of the protection and conservation of rock art: the federation has become the principle international body pursuing the conservation of prehistoric rock art.

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