San Gemini Preservation Studies – Restoration of Archaeological Ceramics, Paper/Books, Buildings and more

Location: San Gemini, TR, IT

Season: May 27, 2019 to August 2, 2019

Session Dates: Session One: May 27 – June 21; Intersession Field Trip: June 23 – July 2; Session Two: July 8 - August 2

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Deadline Type: Contact for details


Program Type:
Field school

RPA Certified:

International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies

Project Director:
Max Cardillo

Project Description:

San Gemini Preservation Studies is a summer field school that organizes several programs in the field of restoration and conservation including these 4-week courses:

  • Analysis, Documentation and Restoration of Archaeological Ceramics – OPEN
  • Touching the Stones. Historic Buildings Restoration and Analysis – OPEN
  • Paper Conservation and Restoration – OPEN
  • Book Bindings Restoration – OPEN
  • Traditional Italian Painting – Materials and Methods – OPEN
  • Carsulae Archaeological Survey

The programs work in collaboration with the excavation project of the Roman Baths in Carsulae. The programs include both classes and hands-on field work. All academic activities are held in English.

Period(s) of Occupation: Ancient Roman - Middle Ages

The 4 week program in ceramics conservation will work on materials coming from the excavations at the Roman Baths in Carsulae.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 weeks

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: Various levels

Room and Board Arrangements:
See website.  Cost: see website for details.

Academic Credit:
6 per program is recommended credits offered by SGPS is not an accredited university. Our courses are rated by units (equivalent to credit units). Participants receive a letter-graded evaluation and, if requested, an official certificate of completion. Participants that want to receive accredited college or university credit must apply to our program through West Virginia University. Many students are able to get independent study credit through their home universities and participants should consult their student advisers to see if that option is available to them.. Tuition is $3,950.

Contact Information:

Polly Withers

203 7th Avenue, Suite 5A





Phone: (718) 768-3508

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