Message from the San Gemini Summer Field School

Hi all! Below is a message from the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program. If you are interested in any of these and want to get credit for them (CLAS 370), remember to contact Dr. Jane Francis (janef@alcor.concordia.ca) to see if they are eligible:

“I would like to inform you about our summer 2012 field school, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 13th year, which is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offers students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy. The courses offered are listed below:

Building Restoration* (May 20th thru Jun 16th, 2012)

Introduction to Art and Building Restoration in Italy

Surveying and Analyzing Historic Buildings

Ceramics Restoration (May 20th thru Jun 16th, 2012)

Introduction to Conservation of Archeological Ceramics

Workshop on Ceramics and Ceramics Conservation in Italy

Traditional Painting Materials & Techniques (July 1st thru July 28th, 2012)

Traditional Painting Methods and Techniques in Italy, including Issues of Weathering and Aging

Restoration Issues and Theory in Italy

Paper Restoration (July 1st thru July 28th, 2012)

Introduction to Paper Restoration

Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy

*Field Projects:

Restoration of the Porta Burgi

Surveying the 12th Century San Giovanni Battista Church complex

Archaeological survey and excavation (directed by Jane Whitehead) of the public baths in Carsulae

To find out more about our program 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.”

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