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Cultural Heritage and Multicultural dialogue for the peace of the world

My scientific and cultural project has identified its aim in the thought of Werner Heisenberg, Nobel Prize for the Physics in 1932

... It is probably true quite generally that in the history of human thinking the most fruitful developments frequently take place at those points where two different lines of thought meet. These lines may have their roots in quite different parts of human culture, in different times or different cultural environments or different religious traditions: hence if they actually meet, that is, if they are at least so much related to each other that a real interaction can take place, then one may hope that new and interesting developments may follow.


The value of the cultural heritage is recognized by the community to which it belongs, which is defined through social and subjective attributions assigned to the art collections, museums, landscapes, architectures and traditions. These values define the membership of a community that shares the preservation and the valorization of the criteria varying over the time.

The concept of cultural identity follows that of value [Amartya K. Sen, 1994; Marc Laenen, 2013]. The identity is a concept very dynamic, subject to a continuous evolution which includes the change of meaning of the same heritage. Therefore identity and value are concepts whose interpretation is increasingly difficult and complex if we intend to share them in order to ensure their conservation and valorization.

Today the tourism development calls into question the interpretation of these concepts. Consequently the Heritage Sites form part of a competitive world showing itself with a wide range of offers all different.

The result is a cultural democracy [Christopher Lasch, 1995] which, although it might pose problems of management, represents a positive phenomenon for the cultural growth for an audience that is interested in the knowledge of new cultures. This concept of democracy does not allow to acquire a knowledge always correct, that can be determined by a subjective and conscious choice.

So travel and tourism mobilize a cognitive process favorable to the rapprochement of cultural diversities. As an alternative to the conservation task today the museum is faced with the demands of a tourist movement which considers the site the museum like a reference that is required for its activities.

In these conditions the function of the Ministry of Culture today includes the need of providing a corresponding support for a correct use of the cultural heritage. All this requires a dialogue among the cultural institutions. The purpose is to promote an active participation between the local community and the temporary residents about the meaning and the role of the civic value of the local heritage.

In conclusion, in this articulation of culture-tourism-knowledge, the Ministry of Culture proposes himself as a reference guide for a conscious cognitive acquisition of the cultural heritage.

Culture is democracy and opportunities for everyone

Culture can build a better world

To achieve all this we must work together and I am ready to work with you

Together we can enhance and grow the heritage of the world


Professor History of Architecture and Architectural Restoration

Since J anuary 2017 she is Professor at Pontificia University Marianum, Italy

2015. Research Fellow at Kunst historisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut, Florence, Italy. 2014-2017. Full Professor in Architectural Restoration at the Programme of Architecture, University of Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Colombia

2014-2006. Professor at the Universidad de Ibaguè International School, (Colombia),Facultad deArtes Integradas–Arquitectura. Today is international member

In 2012 she was awarded a Fellowship as Professor at Kyoto University Graduate School of Human and

En v ironmental Studies in Japan where she lived throughout 2013 and where she continues the research on the architectural dialogue between East and West. In the year (2016) she is taking care a book about the History of Japanese architecture .

Architect graduated in 1995 she achieved a specialization in Architecture Conservation in 1997at the

University of Naples, FedericoII. In1999 achieved a PhD in Conservation of Architecture ( University of

Naples, Federico II, Italy ) and in 2001 a Post-PhD in Conservation of Architecture with funds from the Ministry of Education (MIUR.Italy), Executive Master in Management of Art and Cultural Heritage , Business School

Sole24Ore Roma. She has been Adjunct Professor of Architectural Restoration at the University of Pisa, Faculty of Umanities (2002/2011). From 2009/2011 she has been Adjunct Professor of Architectural Restoration

at the University of Pisa, School of Specialization in History of the Art.

She has created International Journal “EdA, Esempi di Architettura”, journal with “peer review” published in Rome.

Other Position

April2015–March2016. Secretary General at International Institute Life Beyond Tourism, Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation, Florence, Italy.

Visiting Professor, Universidad Michoacana San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, México, (2017)

Visiting Professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México,(2016-2017)

Visiting Professor, Universidad de Concepción, Chile (2012-2017)

Visiting Professor, Univesidad Politecnica de Valencia (2016)

Visiting Professor, Otemon Gakuin University of Osaka, (2013)

Visiting Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology, (2013)

Visiting Professor, Kanto Gakuin University di Yokohama, (2011)

Visiting Professor, Kanto Gakuin University di Yokohama, (2009)

Research Fellow of Architectural Restoration at the University of Pisa, School of Specialization in History of

the Art (2009-2011).

Visiting Professor, Fundacion universitaria de Popayan, Uniminuto, Colombia, July 2011 Visiting Professor, Universidad del Quindio, Colombia, August 2011

Visiting Professor, Western Galilee College Akko, Israel Antiquities Authority, Israel 2006 Visiting Professor, Universidad tecnològica de Bolivar in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia,2006

She is author of over 340 publications in the field of History and Architectural Restoration. Many topics of research: history of Architecture and history of the architectural restoration in the foreign countries.


O. Niglio, Historic Towns between East and West , Roma 2015; O. Niglio, Dialogue among cultures. Carnivals in the world , Proceedings International Symposium, Roma 2016; R. Hernandez Molina, O. Niglio , Ingenieros y Arquitectos Italianos en Colombia , Roma 2016; O. Niglio, M. Checa Artasu, El Neogótico en la Arquitectura Americana. Historia, Restauración, Reinterpretaciones y Reflexiones , Roma 2016; O. Niglio, T. Colletta, For a qualified cultural tourism in the historical cities. The urban signage and the technological innovation, Milano 2016; Avvicinamento alla storia dell’architettura giapponese. Dal periodo Nara al periodo Meiji (Roma, 2016);  Angiolo Mazzoni. Acercamiento de la cultura arquitectónica italiana en Colombia (1948-1963), in riga edizioni, collana di architettura, Bologna, 2017; Angiolo Mazzoni, ingegnere e architetto italiano in Colombia (1948-1963) , Collana: Quaderni di Architettura, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto 2017; Conoscere, conservare, valorizzare. Il patrimonio culturale religioso , Roma 2017, Lucca 1818. Storia di un abbellimento urbano , Bologna 2018, Paesaggio sacro e architettura cristiana nella prefettura di Nagasaki , Roma 2018.


Member desk review, ICOMOS , Advisory Body to the World Heritage Committee; Collegium Mediterraneus, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0013 Japan; THE CITY PLANNING INSTITUTE OF JAPAN con il n°201430170; Society of Architectural Historians (USA) , International Scientific Committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage (ISCARSAH) at the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS); ICOMOS ITALIA (n. 11149); ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration; Red RIGPAC Iberoamericana sobre Globalización y Patrimonio Cultural, Colombia; FUUH - Forum UNESCO Universty Heritage; SSF Società Studi Fiorentini, Florence (Italy), ICOM – UNESCO .

Since 2017 member Academia Colombia de Historia de la Ingeneria y de las Obras Publicas .


She is scientific director, with Taisuke Kuroda, of the exhibition "Giorgio Vasari, Architect" to be held in Tokyo from September 26 th to October 12 th , 2011, Italian Cultural Institute, Yokohama October 25 th to November 05 th , 2011; Museum Kyoto University December 07 th to February 05 th , 2012.

In Colombia (2016-2017), with Embassy of Italy and Italian Cultural Institute, was curator of many international expositions about the Italian Culture in Colombia (XVI-XX century).


1996 FIRST AWARD Concorso Nazionale di Architettura : C'era una volta ....La Casa a Botte , (Comuni di S.Maria a Vico ed Arienzo ). Palazzo Reale di Caserta, 18 Maggio 1996

2007 . AWARD Urbanistica 2007 (UrbanPromo) Nuovo Calambrone a Pisa. Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti. Il lavoro è illustrato nel volume O. Niglio, Il Nuovo Calambrone , Introduzione di Benedetto Gravagnuolo, Mondadori  Electa, Milano 2006 (ISBN - 88-3704937-4)

2008  FIRST AWARD Monografie 2007 bandito dall’Università di Pisa con il libro “Il convento di San Matteo in Pisa. Storia e Restauro” (di Olimpia Niglio e Marzia Alessio) Edizioni PLUS, University Press di Pisa.

2010 . FIRST AWARD Raffaele Sirica 2010. Sicurezza dell’abitare . Napoli Palazzo Reale, 11 dicembre 2010.

Premio per il progetto Residenze Biosisma, Loc. Lacugnano (PG).

2015 . FIRST AWARD Monografia Scientifica per il libro “Conservación de Centros Históricos en Cuba”, al X Salone di Architettura e di Urbanistica di Matanzas, Cuba, 27 giugno 2015. UNAICC SOCIEDAD DE ARQUITECTURA, CUBA. Il libro è edito in Italia.

2017 . FIRST AWARD JULIO GONZALEZ GOMEZ 2017 by Secretaria Distrital de Cultura de la Alcadia de Bogotà en Colombia , Book Ingenieros y Arquitectos Italianos en Colombia , Roma, 2016, Aracne Editrice, Bogotá, November 2017


Kyoto University - Japan

CNR Solar


CVLAC- Colombia (banca dati dei docenti universitari del Ministero dell’Educazione)

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Asg 15, 02 / Jul 2, 18 02:35 UTC
Wonderful Candidate for Minister of Culture!
Asg 15, 02 / Jul 2, 18 10:24 UTC
Thank you for your support, very important for this candidacy for the ministry
Asg 16, 02 / Jul 3, 18 06:01 UTC
I strongly support your candidacy Olimpia
Asg 16, 02 / Jul 3, 18 06:09 UTC
Thank you for your support and together for CULTURE.
Asg 16, 02 / Jul 3, 18 19:09 UTC
Votato per te. Che ti serva per raggiungere l obiettivo.
Asg 16, 02 / Jul 3, 18 19:17 UTC
Grazie Ubaldo. Andiamo avanti tutti insieme. Grazie
Asg 17, 02 / Jul 4, 18 11:16 UTC
Olimpia for ever!
Asg 17, 02 / Jul 4, 18 15:18 UTC
Asg 17, 02 / Jul 4, 18 11:34 UTC
Thank you for your support
Jul 3, 02 / Jul 18, 18 12:50 UTC
Hi dear Professor, as a professional educator, would you like to join our civilian initiative for Education in Asgardia ? It's an online conference planned for 29/30/31 of August 2018 that will gather Educators of Asgardia. You might be interested to join. :) The aim of this meeting will be ...
Jul 3, 02 / Jul 18, 18 20:37 UTC
Dear Nissem thank you very much for your message. In the next days I will send you a proposal for the conference. The topic is very important. Let's keep in touch. Thank you, Greetings form Italy. My email:
Jul 5, 02 / Jul 20, 18 15:48 UTC
You're welcome. I'll send you my e-mail in a private message :)
Aug 20, 02 / Sep 1, 18 01:35 UTC
Hello Olimpia , is your document in Italian ? I would use translation machine then. My e mail
Aug 20, 02 / Sep 1, 18 01:39 UTC
Oh, Yes , it is in Italian
Feb 11, 03 / Feb 8, 19 07:31 UTC
hi minister