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San Gemini Preservation Studies Program to host its summer 2010 field school in Italy

February 3, 2010

The  San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, which is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and now in its 11th year, will host its summer 2010 field school in Italy.  This year the program focuses on the study of architectural survey and restoration, elements of art restoration and conservation of archaeological ceramics. The field projects involve the survey and restoration of medieval churches, archeological excavation in the ancient Roman city of Carsulae, and work on local archival material.

The program is a collaboration between scholars from various universities and local preservation groups, fostering a multidisciplinary approach to historic preservation. It is now a part of the International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies. All academic activities are held in English.

Application deadline is March 15th.

Courses offered:

  • Introduction to Art and Architectural Restoration in Italy
  • Surveying and Analyzing Historic Buildings
  • NEW – Introduction to Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics
  • NEW – Workshop on Ceramics and Ceramics Conservation
  • Fieldtrip to Sienna, Florence and Rome

Field Projects:

  • Survey and Restoration of the 12th Century San Giovanni Battista Church complex
  • Survey and Restoration of the Church of Santo Gemine
  • Archaeological survey and excavation of the public baths in Carsulae

To find out more about our program please visit our website http://www.sangeministudies.org

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. Also, below is a link to a flyer that you may wish to post on your department notice board or forward to interested parties.  Click here for a copy of their flyer: SGS-LFT-2010

For more information, contact Max Cardillo, Director, San Gemini Preservation Studies:

US Tel: (718) 768-3508

www.sangeministudies.org

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