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Course on conservation decision-making

From: Sabina Giuriati <sg>
Date: Monday, April 8, 2002
Sharing Conservation Decisions
Rome and Florence, Italy
November 4-29, 2002

    ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation
    and Restoration of Cultural Property)
    Istituto Centrale del Restauro ICR - Rome
    Opificio delle Pietre Dure OPD - Florence
    In collaboration with:
        Institut National du Patrimoine - Departement de Formation
        des Restaurateurs (Ifroa)

The purpose of this course is to understand how decisions about
conservation are made.  The need to understand cultural material and
its meanings is at the core of the process. This understanding must
take into account the influence of the different stakeholders,
institutional contexts, access to resources, schools of thought and
trends in the conservation and use of cultural heritage. The course
will focus on the impact of conservation decisions on the heritage
and the interdisciplinary character of the process.

The course is an intensive programme combining theory and practice,
through extensive use of case studies, workshops and visits. In
particular, participants will be introduced in situ to the
decision-making that was followed in recent and current
interdisciplinary conservation projects of the ICR and OPD.

Participants will learn, debate and implement in cooperation the
necessary skills to analyze and develop appropriate tools for making
conservation decisions. More specifically, the course will focus on
skills in critical thinking, communication, planning and

A maximum of 18 participants will be selected. The course is open to
conservators-restorers, curators, keepers, conservation scientists,
architects, site managers, exhibition designers, etc actively
involved in providing preservation and access to cultural heritage.
At least three years of working experience is required. Preference
will be given to candidates involved in training activities or who
are heads of conservation teams.

Candidates are encouraged to submit a 300 word statement describing
an example of their own conservation decision-making.

Lecturers: Art historians, archaeologists, conservator-restorers,
conservation scientists and other professionals from leading
institutions in Italy and other parts of the world.

Working Language: English
Course Fee: US$1000

A limited number of scholarships may be available from the ICCROM
Fellowships programme. Candidates interested in applying for a
scholarship should attach a separate letter to that effect to their
application forms.

Please use the general ICCROM application form which is available at
the address below or at <URL:>

    ICCROM--Training Information and Fellowships Office
    13, Via di San Michele
    I-00153 Rome, Italy
    +39 06 585531
    Fax: +39 06 58553349
    training [at] iccrom__org

Application Deadline: 15 July 2002

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Received on Monday, 8 April, 2002

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