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Course on sharing conservation decisions

From: Paola Camera <pc>
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Sharing Conservation Decisions 2004
ICCROM International Course
Rome and Florence (Italy)
November 3-26, 2004

    International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and
    Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

    Istituto Centrale del Restauro (ICR)

    Rome Opificio delle Pietre Dure (OPD)

    Florence Institut National du Patrimoine (INP)

    Departement de la formation des restaurateurs, Paris

The purpose of this course is to understand the process by which
different heritage professionals share conservation and restoration
decisions. At the core of this process is the need to understand the
various meanings and values of cultural materials. To understand the
decision-making process and its related effects, different
stakeholders, institutional contexts, access to resources, schools
of thought, trends in the conservation, and the use of cultural
heritage must be taken into account. The course will focus on the
interdisciplinary character of the conservation decision-making
process and its impact of on heritage

Course Methodology: The course is an intensive program combining
theory and practice, through use of case studies, discussion groups,
workshops, and site visits. Current and/or recent projects
undertaken by ICCROM,  ICR, OPD and INP will be presented in situ to
the participants, in order for the participants to analyse the
conservation decision-making processes undertaken, and the
interdisciplinary activities such decisions  require.

Objective: Participants will have the opportunity to expand their
existing knowledge, and to debate the various methods and expertise
required to make conservation and restoration decisions. The course
will   develop the following themes in-depth: the legislative
context political issues, and communications and advocacy strategies
relevant for various stakeholder groups.

Participants: A maximum of 18 participants will be selected, taking
into account that a good balance between various professions is
necessary for the course. The course is open to conservators,
restorers, art historians, architects, archaeologists,
anthropologists, conservation scientists (chemists, physicists,
biologists), managers (both administrative and site managers),
museologists, curators, registrars, communications and public
relations professionals, and so on, who are actively involved in
heritage preservation projects and/or public access to related
resources. At least five 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 1000-word statement describing their
experiences   regarding  the process of conservation

Lecturers: Art historians, archaeologists, conservators, restorers,
conservation scientists, legal experts, public advocacy experts in
the field of cultural heritage, and other professionals from leading
institutions in Italy, France and other parts of the world.

Working Language: English. However, some of the reference material
will also be available in French

Course Fee: 900 euros

Scholarships: Only a limited number of ICCROM scholarships will be
available for candidates who demonstrate that their participation
cannot be otherwise funded. Candidates are strongly advised to seek
financial aid from other sources such as governments, employers and
foundations. A minimum of 1400 euros for living costs will be
required for the four week duration of the course in Rome

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

    Training Information and Fellowships Office
    13, Via di San Michele
    I-00153 ROME, ITALY
    collections [at] iccrom__org

Application Deadline: April 30, 2004

International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and
Restoration of Cultural Property
Centre international d'etudes pour la conservation et la
restauration des biens culturels
Office of Communication and Information
Bureau, Communication et Information
Via di San Michele, 13
I-00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 58553303

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