The cathedral church of Saint John the Theologian in the heart of Nicosia is the subject of a cross-disciplinary research project engaging students and researchers from STARC, the Historical Muse-um of Crete and the University of Catania in Italy with the collaboration of the Theological School of the Church of Cyprus and the support of the Department of Antiquities and the Cyprus Arch-bishopric. Building on and enhancing the doctoral research of CyI PhD Candidate Despina Papa-charalambous supervised by Assoc. Professor Nikolas Bakirtzis, this research project aims at under-standing the history of the monument in conjunction with the iconography of its impressive 18th century decorative program.
STARC researchers and technical specialists Dante Abate, Marina Fa-ka, Ropertos Georgiou and Sorin Hermon contribute to this research effort, which benefits from the state-of-the-art instrumentation and unique methodologies developed at STARC. Art historical re-search is supported by novel methods of 3D documentation, architectural analysis, scientific visual-ization and 3D simulations for the perception of internal and external space. Furthermore, recent STARC Erasmus student Carla Laurini of the Catania University is preparing her graduation thesis on the development of a Building Information Modeling (BIM) system for understanding the archi-tectural development of the monument.
Nicosia Cathedral of St. John the Theologian at the focus of interdisciplinary STARC research by ICACH is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.