San Gemini Preservation Studies Summer 2020 Field School, Mar 15

San Gemini Preservation Studies Summer 2020 Field School

Deadline: Applications due by March 15, 2020.

San Gemini Preservation Studies is now accepting applications for their summer 2020 field school. SGPS offers students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy where they acquire hands-on experience in restoration and conservation. There are two sessions and a short intersession program.

Session One (June 1 – June 26)

  • Building Restoration – Touching the Stones
    • Restoration of Traditional Masonry Buildings and Sketching and Analyzing Historic Buildings
    • (Program includes lectures and restoration field projects)
  • Archaeological Ceramics Restoration
    • Analysis and Restoration of Archaeological Ceramics in Italy
    • (Program includes lectures and restoration workshop)
  • Book Bindings Restoration
    • The Craft of Making and Restoring Book Bindings
    • Introduction to the Preservation and Preventive Conservation of Books
    • (Program includes lectures and practical workshop*)

Session Two (July 13 – August 7)

  • Paper Restoration
    • Restoration and Conservation of Paper in Books and Archival Documents
    • (Program includes lectures and restoration workshop)
  • Traditional Painting Techniques
    • Traditional Materials, Methods of Painting and Art Restoration Issues
    • (Program includes lectures and painting workshop)
  • Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy
    • Restoration Theory, Ethics and Issues
    • (Program includes lectures and discussion)
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Carsulae Roman Baths Excavation Project
    • Architectural & Structural Survey of the Site
    • (Program includes research and surveying field work)

*Field Projects:

  • Restoration of the façade of the Church of San Francesco (13th century)
  • Analysis of medieval buildings in San Gemini as part of an urban study of the city
  • Restoration and conservation of artifacts from the Office of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage for the Abruzzo Region
  • Restoration of the Historic Archives of the Dioceses of Terni
  • Archaeological research of the Roman Baths in the Ancient City of Carsulae

Short Intersession Program (June 28 – July 7)

Preservation Field Trip – Italy

  • A ten-day trip visiting Siena, Florence and Rome: places of cultural interest, with emphasis on the urban and historical development of each town, including specialized visits to places of interest to restorers.

Apply here.

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