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Workshop for Conservation and Documentation of Roman Mosaics

Location: Stobi, Macedonia

June 7, 2014 to June 21, 2014

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Flyer: PDF icon bhfs_brochure_season_2014.pdf

Discount for AIA members: 
5% discount off the regular admission fee

Program Type

Field school



The Balkan Heritage Foundation, National Institution Stobi, and New Bulgarian University

Project Director:

Silvana Blazhevska (Director of NI Stobi, MA in Archaeology)

Project Description

In 2014 the WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MOSAICS will be hosted for the third time by the National Institution Stobi, Macedonia at the Roman city of Stobi (nowadays an archaeological park).It provides an unique opportunity for students and volunteers  to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in Roman (esp. Late Roman) Mosaic Art and Conservation.

Each Balkan Heritage Workshop for Conservation and Documentation of Roman Mosaics contributes to this program and facilitates significantly the conservation of at least one of the endangered mosaics!

The field school project was first initiated in 2012 and in 2012-2013 focused on conservation of the floor mosaics in the Theodossian Palace. Thanks to the hardworking conservation team of NI Stobi and all project participants as well as the Balkan Heritage funding two of the floor mosaics in that building were successfully conserved. In 2014 the project will move on to conservation of one of the mosaics in the Episcopal Basilica, which is considered to be the oldest and most important Early Christian monument in the Republic of Macedonia.

The instructions and supervision of work will be provided by professional conservators and archaeologists. All participants will receive the BHFS Certificate specifying fieldwork hours, educational modules taught, and sites visited.

Period(s) of Occupation: Roman, Late Roman/Early Byzantine (Second century BC - Sixth century AD)

Thе workshop provides comprehensive instruction and training with hands-on experience in Roman and Late Roman Mosaic Conservation, Restoration and Documentation plus trips around Macedonia. Participants will work on authentic Roman mosaics. 6 credit hours available.

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 1 session (two weeks)

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 

Room and Board Arrangements

Accommodation is in the archaeological base at the site, in recently refurbished air-conditioned cabins (in rooms with two to three beds) with living room, two bathrooms with showers and WC. A washing machine and Wi-Fi are available for free. Three meals per day are covered by the admission fee. Requests for vegetarian food are accepted!

1429 EUR (app.1919 USD) for participation in the workshop.

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
New Bulgarian University
Number of credits offered 6 credit hours
starting from 345 EUR


Contact Information
Ms. Anna Parmakova
204 Sveta Troitsa St.
Stara Zagora
+ 359 877 725 052