Location: Zakynthos, GR
Season: May 19, 2019 to June 8, 2019
Session Dates: Session 1: 19 - 25 May (Paper) Session 2: 19 May - 1 June (Paper & Textile) Session 3: 26 May - 1 June (Textile) Session 4: 26 May - 8 June (Textile & Metal) Session 5: 2 - 8 June (Metal) Session 6: 19 May - 8 June (Full course)
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Deadline Type: Exact date
Discount for AIA members: 5%
Balkan Heritage Field School, Ionian University - Division Conservation of Antiquities & Works of Art (I.U) and New Bulgarian University
Dr Angela Pencheva (Archaeologist, Balkan Heritage Foundation) and Dr Christos Karydis (Conservator, Ionian University - Division Conservation of Antiquities & Works of Art (I.U))
In 2019, the Workshop for Interventive & Preventive Conservation of Textiles, Paper & Metal will be hosted again by the Ionian University – Division Conservation of Antiquities & Works of Art (I.U) (Greece). It provides a unique opportunity for students and volunteers to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience on the conservation and preservation of organic and inorganic artifacts. Participants will be guided through the history and technology of ecclesiastical, historical and ethnographic textiles, papers and metal objects and consequent stages of their study, conservation and documentation. Both the theoretical and practical courses will take place at the labs of the Ionian University. During the two project weeks participants will work with authentic and replicas of textiles, archival materials and metal objects. The project includes three modules: practical work in the documentation and restoration of textiles, paper and metal; lectures, training, study visits and excursions to the General Archives of Zakynthos (paper), to the Ecclesiastical Museum of St. Dionysious (textiles) and one day trip to the famous Shipwreck at Navagio (metal).
By the end of the workshop the participants will:
The course consists of three separate educative modules depending on the subject in their focus: 1) PAPER, 2) TEXTILE, 3) METAL. Each of them consists of approx. 33 hours of lectures, workshops and study visits to significant sites on the island of Zakynthos.
Period(s) of Occupation: Middle Ages, Modern
The workshop will enable participants to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in textile, paper and metal conservation. Documentation and scientific analysis (optical microscopy & XRF, XRD analysis) will also be presented. The participants will document original materials and work on replicas.
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 1 week
Minimum Age: 18
Room and Board Arrangements:
Accommodation: In the seafront hotel Strada Marina, in the center of the town of Zakynthos (Zante), in comfortable rooms with two to three beds (bathrooms with shower and WC, TV, Wi-Fi, a/c and a fridge). Laundry service and free Wi-Fi are available at the hotel. Participants are not expected to bring any additional equipment, bedclothes or towels. Single rooms are available upon request for the supplement of 200 EUR per week. Staying an extra day at the hotel costs 50 EUR (per night per person). Meals: The admission fee covers only breakfast. Lunches and dinners are not included. The prices of the inexpensive and mid-ranged restaurants vary between 10 - 20 Euros for a three-course menu. Cost: Super Early Bird Admission fee for two week project session is 1999 EUR (approx. 2338 USD) Super Early Bird Admission fee for three week project session is 2729 EUR (approx. 3192 USD)
3/6/9 ECTS credits from New Bulgarian University credits offered by New Bulgarian University . Tuition is NBU tuition fees for three / six / nine academic credits are as follows: for EU students – 150/ 300/ 450 EUR; for all other international students – 225/ 450/ 675 EUR. Participants who are not interested in academic credits don't need to pay the tuition fee..
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