Virus, Art and Faith: How to Respond to Covid-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)


  • Salvatore Lorusso Foreign Member Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Mauro Mantovani Rector of the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome, Italy
  • Lucio Colizzi Computer Science Department, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy



pandemic, Covid-19, art


"We are not living an epoch of change so much as an epochal change”, to quote Pope Francis. And in this new world full of new challenges, difficult to understand, the pandemic has prevented us from having direct and indirect contact, from sharing, from alterity.

And in art, a well-known introspective tool for exploring the soul and the body, what are the responses and reactions in considering the present dramatic and lasting pandemic moment? And can faith offer a new perspective in a world where the main social projects have proved inadequate? That is to say the same faith from which the need to develop research, in all its forms and levels, starting with scientific research, as a service and as a way to invest in "construction".



How to Cite

Lorusso, S., Mantovani, M., & Colizzi, L. (2020). Virus, Art and Faith: How to Respond to Covid-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage, 20(1), 309–326.