SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Full Professor, School af Arts and Science, Ilia State University

Scientific Advisor of Research Center for Cultural Heritage and Environment, Ilia Stae University





Born on May 26, 1968 in Tbilisi. In 1990 graduated from Tbilisi Academy of Arts, worked at the Institute of Georgian Art History of Georgian Academy of Sciences, in 1997 defended the PhD thesis of the medieval Georgian architectural schools (Javakheti). Since 1991 he has been teaching lectures at State Academy of Art, Theatre and Firm Institute, Theological Academy, Free University and Ilia State University. He was a member of several international scientific societies. In 2004 – 2012 Nikoloz vacheishvili was Deputy Minister, First Deputy Minister and Minister of Culture, Monument Protection and Sport of Georgia.  2013 is a professor of Free and Agrarian universities, from 2014 full Professor of Ilia State University. Director and later scientific consultant of Cultural Heritage and Environment Research Center .

Scientific interests / research interests

Medieval Art, Protection of Cultural Heritage, Cultural Landscape Studies, Modern Technologies in Cultural Heritage Studies, Restoration and Conservation   

Featured publications

  • Vardzia Complex Monitoring and Study, Project Manager, Research Center from Cultural Heritage and Environment, Ilia State University 2014-2015
  • Landslide hazard, monitoring and conservation strategy for the safeguard of Vardzia Byzantine monastery complex, Georgia, Springer, 2015, Volume 12, Issue 1, 193-204, 2015
  • Head of the pilot project: “International Workshop on Landslide hazard assessment and sustainable monitoring techniques for the safeguard of Vardzia Monastery site” in association with the “Landslide and Cultural & Natural Heritage Network” and ISPRA Italian Agency, 2012
  • Head of the “Workshop for World Heritage National Focal Points in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe Within the framework of the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise on the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention” in cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Georgian National Commission for UNESCO, 2012
  • Head of the project: “Information meeting on the nomination of Georgian Traditional Qvevri” Wine Method for UNESCO; with the support of Georgian National Commission for UNESCO and USAID, Georgia Economic Prosperity Initiative (EPI), 2012
  • Head of the pilot project: “Research and conservation of painting of the Church of the Dormition in the Vardzia Monastery Complex” implementing jointly by: National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia, Courtauld Institute of Art (London), and Tbilisi Ap. Kutateladze State Academy of Arts, 2012 – 2015
  • Head of the Project: “Improving Management of the Historic Monuments of Mtskheta” Historic Monuments of Mtskheta WHS; granted by UNESCO World heritage fund, 2012
  • Head of the working group working on the preparation of the Fiche and the contract for the Twinning Project in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme, 2010 – 2012
  • Head of the Project: “Documentation of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, in the scope of the Celebration of the 1000th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Construction of the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral; Historic Monuments of Mtskheta WHS, granted by UNESCO World heritage fund, 2010 -2011
  • Headof the projects in the field of the Cultural Heritage running in the framework of the grant agreement between National Agency for Cultural Heritage of Georgia and Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage, 2009 – 2012
  • Head of the international project: structural reinforcement of the Ateni church, 2009 -2012
  • Head of the international project: conservation of the reliefs of the Jvari monastery main church WHS; (Georgia), 2005-2012
  • Head of the National Delegation; UNESCO cultural heritage committee 36th session, Petersburg, Russian Federation, 2012
  • Head of the National Delegation; UNESCO cultural heritage committee 35th session, Paris, France,2012
  • Head of the National Delegation; UNESCO cultural heritage convention general assembly 18th session, Paris, France, 2011
  • Head of the National Delegation; UNESCO cultural heritage committee 34th session, Brazil, 2010

Books

2010 – Cultural heritage monuments of Georgia (co-author D. Tumanishvili);

2001 – The exhibition catalog “Georgia and St. Land of Jerusalem “editor (Jerusalem);

2000 – “Javakheti” Historical-Architectural Guide (co-author and editor);Articles in magazines

1995 -Catalologist: Tao-Klarjeti architecture and painting (together with Khoshtaria and M. Didatidze);

Current Courses

Course Catalog

  • “Management of Cultural Heritage”
  • “Architectural heritage – protection and interpretation”
  • “Anatomy of Culture”