Prof. Santana Quintero named Honorary President of CIPA Heritage Documentation

June 29, 2023

Professor Mario Santana Quintero has been named Honorary President of CIPA Heritage Documentation, one of the oldest International scientific committees of ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites.)


It is also known as the International Committee for Documentation of Cultural Heritage (CIPA).


Dr. Santana Quintero received the honour on June 26 at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy during the CIPA 2023 Symposium where he was a keynote speaker and presented three papers.


Honorary President is a distinguished role, reserved for people who have made a significant contribution to the field of technologies in recording cultural heritage.


“I am very happy and feel accomplished for this achievement,” he says. “It was an emotional day.”


Santana Quintero is a professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, cross-appointed with the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at Carleton University. He is also the Director of the NSERC Create program Heritage Engineering based at the Carleton immersive Media Studio Lab (CIMS). 


He is a former CIPA President and current Secretary-General of ICOMOS.

CIPA is a scientific committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)) and the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).


Its mission is to transfer technology from the measurement and visualization sciences to the disciplines of cultural heritage recording, conservation and documentation. 


Santana Quintero presented the following papers at the symposium, titled “Documenting, Understanding, Preserving Cultural Heritage: Humanities and Digital technologies for Shaping the Future.”


Online Collaboration for South-North Historic Site Recording Training of Emerging Professionals

(Credits: Reina Ortiz, Miquel; Golle Cordova, Karen; Solis, Juan Felipe; Arellano, Nicolas; Santana Quintero, Mario Eduardo; Bonomo, Umberto)


Dive into Heritage: A Digital Documentation Platform of World Heritage Properties in the Arab States Region

(Credits: O. Vileikis, T. Rigauts, B. Rouhani, M. Ziane Bouziane, M. Santana Quintero)


Digitizing and Documenting Heritage for Conservation, A Case Study: Chribiquete National Park Archeological Site

(Credits: M. M. Cabarcas Granados, E. Hamp, M. Santana Quintero, M. Reina Ortiz, F. Montejo Gaitán, L. P. Leguizamón)