Fieldwork Opportunity: San Gemini Preservation Studies Program – Application deadline 3/15

The summer 2013 field school, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 14th year,  is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offers students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2013.

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 Archaeological 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 the project’s programs and to review the syllabi, please visit their website.

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