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Summer Study in Historic Preservation, Umbria and Athens, Greece

(Feb 11, 2014)

San Gemini Preservation Studies is a summer field school that organizes lectures, research, fieldwork, workshops and fieldtrips in the disciplines of historic preservation, restoration and conservation. It is located in the historic town of San Gemini in the region of Umbria. These programs focus on the study of architectural survey and restoration, traditional methods of painting, conservation of archaeological ceramics, and the restoration of books and works of art on paper. The field projects involve the survey and restoration of medieval buildings, the archaeological excavation in the ancient Roman city of Carsulae, as well as 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. All academic activities are held in English.
The 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. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2014. For complete details, visit http://sgpres.org/  

 

These programs focus on the study of architectural survey and restoration, traditional methods of painting, conservation of archaeological ceramics, and the restoration of books and works of art on paper. The field projects involve the survey and restoration of medieval buildings, the archaeological excavation in the ancient Roman city of Carsulae, as well as 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. All academic activities are held in English.

The 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. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2014. The programs offered are listed below:

Building Restoration (June 2nd thru 27th)

Ceramics Restoration (June 2nd thru 27th)

Book Bindings Restoration (June 2nd thru 27th)

Paper Restoration (July 14th thru August 8th)

Traditional Painting Materials & Techniques (July 14th thru August 8th)

Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy (July 14th thru August 8th)

*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

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

The School runs an additional summer program in Athens, Greece:

Athens: Heritage and Modernity: Exploration of the coexistence between historic and modern Athens

This program is a 13 day exploration of the history, preservation and conservation issues facing the city, including lectures and visits lead by some of the world’s foremost archaeologists, architects, historians, conservators and planners who have been dealing with the problem of surveying, planning, and preserving monuments and cultural heritage in the midst of a growing modern city. Please visit our website and syllabus to see a complete list of faculty, lectures and visits.

Summer (June 29 - July 10, 2014)