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. Our 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
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
San Gemini Preservation Studies Program