Italy: Turin Museology – Institute for Field Research

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Location: Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, 10123 Torino TO, Italy

Season: June 15, 2023 to July 22, 2023

Session Dates: June 15 – July 22, 2023

Application Deadline: May 1, 2023

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

Institute for Field Research, Connecticut College, UCLA, University of British Columbia

Project Director:
Dr. Hans Barnard & Dr. Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod

Project Description:

The collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts in the Museo Egizio in Turin (Italy) is among the most important in the world. It includes the Old Kingdom Tomb of the Unknown, the New Kingdom Tomb of Kha and Merit, the Nubian Temple of Ellesiya, and the Turin Papyrus Map. This field school aims to contribute to the analysis and publication of selected ceramic artifacts and ancient textiles, with a special focus on production techniques and communities of practice. Students will have opportunities to be actively involved in all aspects of the preservation, study, and presentation of museum objects.

Period(s) of Occupation: Museum Studies, Conservation, Late Kingdom Egypt

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Participants must stay entire duration of the field school.

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: No prior experience is required to participate in this field school.

Room and Board Arrangements:
Turin (Torino), on the river Po, is the capital of the Piedmont (Piemonte) region in northwest Italy. Students and staff will stay in Camplus Lingotto, located in the former FIAT car factory in southern Turin, in a lively part of town that is well-connected with the historic center by public transport. The original building was designed by architect Matté Trucco and opened in 1923 as the largest car factory in the world at the time. The design was unusual with raw materials entering on the ground floor and cars being built in an assembly line that went up through the building. Finished cars emerged at an open-air test track on top of the fifth floor. The factory closed in 1982, leading to a public debate about the future of the building. Eventually the building was reimagined by the famous architect Renzo Piano, and now houses the Faculty of Automotive Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Turin, as well as an art gallery, a concert hall, a theatre, a convention center, shopping arcades, and student housing facilities, the latter run by Camplus College, which provides breakfast to its guests. MEALS On weekdays, students and staff will have lunch together in one of the many restaurants near the museum. On Wednesdays students and staff will also have dinner together. These communal lunches and dinners are considered part of the field school and the presence of all students is compulsory. Students with special dietary needs should discuss these with the project directors before traveling to Italy. In the weekends everyone is free to explore the many lunch and dining options available in Turin, alone or in small groups. Turin is one of the centers of Italian cuisine and food is fresh and well prepared. See syllabus for further information on room & board.

Academic Credit:
8 Semester Credits credits from Connecticut College. Tuition is $5,015.

Contact Information:

Institute for Field Research

1855 Industrial St. Unit 106

Los Angeles




Phone: 424-209-1173

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