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

I would like to inform you about our summer 2014 field school, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 15th 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 (June 2nd thru 27th)
Introduction to Art and Building Restoration in Italy
Surveying and Analyzing Historic Buildings
Ceramics Restoration (June 2nd thru 27th)
Introduction to Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics
Workshop on Ceramics and Ceramics Conservation in Italy

Book Bindings Restoration (June 2nd thru 27th)
Introduction to the Restoration of Book Bindings in Italy
Workshop on the Restoration of Book Bindings

Paper Restoration (July 14th thru August 8th)
Introduction to Restoration of Paper in Books and Archival Documents
Restoration Workshop – Paper in Books and Archival Documents
Traditional Painting Materials & Techniques (July 14th thru August 8th)
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 14th thru August 8th)
Restoration in Italy – Issues and Theory
*Field Projects:
Restoration of the façade of the Church of San Carlo (13th Century)
Surveying the San Giovanni Battista Church complex (12th Century)
Archaeological survey of the public baths in Carsulae
To find out more about our program 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.

Best wishes, Polly Withers
Coordinator, San Gemini Preservation Studies Program
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