Fieldwork

Archaeological Conservation Summer Internships – ASCSA Agora Excavations Conservation Laboratory

Location: Athens, GR

Season: June 2, 2020 to August 15, 2020

Session Dates: Internships may vary in length from 6 to 8 weeks and are undertaken from early June to early August.

Application Deadline: December 20, 2019

Deadline Type: Exact Date

Website: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/programs/archaeological-conservation-summer-internships

Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:
No

Affiliation:
American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Project Director:
Maria Tziotziou, Head of Conservation, Agora Excavations

Project Description:

The Agora Excavations Conservation Laboratory of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is offering two to three Archaeological Conservation Internships for the 2020 summer excavation season. The Conservation Laboratory functions as an integral part of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens’ Agora Excavations. Its aim is to support the excavations by providing services that contribute to the study and understanding of the site.

Interns will have an opportunity to treat freshly excavated archaeological finds and to participate in an active on-site conservation laboratory. Under the supervision and guidance of the Agora Conservation staff, interns will carry out general conservation duties including: examination and analysis of artifacts; documentation; cleaning; reconstruction; restoration; and photography of artifacts from the current excavation and from storage. In this way, interns will be able to work with a variety of materials including ceramics, stone, glass, copper alloys, iron, lead, bone and occasionally ivory and wood. An introduction to the re-treatment, preventive and long-term care of archaeological collections will also be provided.

Applicants must currently be enrolled in a graduate or equivalent conservation program or they must have recently completed their studies in conservation. Successful candidates are required to obtain their own medical insurance for the duration of their internship. Successful candidates are also responsible for their travel arrangements to and from Athens, Greece and for arranging their own accommodation. A modest stipend is provided for each intern during their internship and some funding for housing.

Internships may vary in length from 6 to 8 weeks and are undertaken from early June to early August. Applicants should indicate in their application their approximate preferred dates within this time frame. To apply, submit an online application at the address below. Applications require two confidential letters of recommendation, which will be solicited through the application portal and must arrive by the deadline, 20 December 2019.

For inquiries contact:

Maria Tziotziou
Head of Conservation
Email: maria@agathe.gr
Telephone: + 30 210 33 10 963
Fax: + 30 210 33 10 964

The online application form and more information can be found here:
https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/programs/archaeological-conservation-summer-internships

Period(s) of Occupation: The American School of Classical Studies has been excavating in the area of the Athenian Agora since 1931, bringing to light the history of the area over a period of 5000 years. Finds range from scattered pieces of pottery of the late Neolithic period (ca. 3000 BC) to the contents of 19th and early 20th century basements. The Agora of the 5th and 4th centuries BC has been the main focus of attention.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 6 to 8 weeks

Experience Required: Applicants must currently be enrolled in a graduate or equivalent conservation program or they must have recently completed their studies in conservation.

Room and Board Arrangements:
A modest stipend is provided for each intern during their internship and some funding for housing.

Academic Credit:
Inquire about credit.

Contact Information:


Maria Tziotziou

Agora Excavations; The American School of Classical Studies at Athens; Souidias 54

Athens

GR-10676

Greece

maria@agathe.gr

Phone: + 30 210 33 10 963

Fax: + 30 210 33 10 964

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