Italy Preservation Field School – Buildings, Ceramics, Paper, Books and Art

I would like to inform you about our summer 2013 field school, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 14th year, which is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offers students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy. The courses offered are listed below:

Building Restoration* (May 26th thru June 22nd, 2013)
Introduction to Art and Building Restoration in Italy

Surveying and Analyzing Historic Buildings

Ceramics Restoration (May 26th thru June 22nd, 2013)
Introduction to Conservation of Archeological Ceramics
Workshop on Ceramics and Ceramics Conservation

(NEW) – Book Bindings Restoration* (May 26th thru June 22nd, 2013)
Introduction to the Restoration of Book Bindings
Workshop on the Restoration of Book Bindings

Paper Restoration* (July 7th thru August 3rd, 2013)
Introduction to Restoration of Paper in Books and Archival Documents
Restoration Workshop – Paper in Books and Archival Documents

Traditional Painting Materials & Techniques (July 7th thru August 3rd, 2013)
Traditional Painting Methods and Techniques in Italy, including Issues of Weathering and Aging
Painting Workshop – Traditional Painting Methods and Techniques in Italy

Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy (July 7th thru August 3rd, 2013)
Restoration in Italy – Issues and Theory

*Field Projects:
Restoration of the Porta Burgi (12th Century city gate in San Gemini)
Surveying the 12th Century San Giovanni Battista Church complex
Archaeological survey of the public baths in Carsulae
San Gemini Historic Archives Project (restoration and digitalization of 16-18 Century archival material)

To find out more about our programs and review the syllabi, please visit our website.

Our courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate. All lessons are taught in English.

If you know any students, scholars, or others interested in this type of study, please inform them about our program. We would appreciate it if you could list our program on your organization’s website as an available educational resource.

We have a 2013 flyer that you may wish to post on your department notice board or forward to interested parties. You can print this from our website, on our About Us page. Please let us know if you have any problem printing and we can email you the PDF.

Thank you very much.

Cordially, Max Cardillo
Director
San Gemini Preservation Studies Program

There is still space left. Deadline extended to December 15th!
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