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Course on geological and palaeontological heritage heritage and monuments

From: Nikolaos Maniatis <nikmaniatis>
Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Summer School: Geological and Palaeontological Heritage
Lesvos Island, Greece

I would like to inform you that the postgraduate course of Museum
Studies of the University of Athens in collaboration with the
Technological Institute of Athens organizes an intensive course on a
range of subjects related to Geological and Palaeontological
Heritage and Monuments. The course will take place in Vrisa Lesvos
island, Greece. It is aimed at providing an overall outlook of
geological heritage in an interdisciplinary manner. Therefore, it
will start with a review of the attributes of geological and
palaeontological heritage as well as processes of geological
formations. It will further continue with short presentation of the
subjects of history, fieldwork techniques and connoisseurship on
geological and palaeontological heritage, as it has been formed from
the past up to the present day. In addition, the course will focus
on aspects of environmental hazards and conservation, management,
display techniques and communication modes applied in geological
exhibitions and monuments.

The course is intended for those, who have a level of proficiency in
the domain of museum or collection of geological heritage or in a
broadly defined field of conservation and collection management. It
will be also suitable for museum, conservation or geology students.
The main body of the course will aim at acquainting the participants
with a wide variety of topics, concerning management and exhibition
of the above material as well as with proper terminology and
methodology to be used in order to obtain the best practice.

The four day course involves 7 hours of lectures daily. The fifth
day is devoted to a practical session, thus conducting a
palaeontological excavation. Also, during the last day, the
geological museums and monuments of the area will be shown, in one
day excursion, as well as case studies, which will address, in a
practical manner, the theoretical discussions and will attempt to
apply the knowledge and the conclusions of the given lectures.

Fees (400 Euro for students, 600 Euro for others) include: tuition,
educational material, one light meal per day, two coffee breaks per
day, transportation from Vatera to Vrisa, an excursion and a
banquet. Participants from the New Independent States of Former
Soviet Union, the Balkans (excluded Greece) and Africa will be
excluded from the delegate fees.

For further information see


Nikolaos Maniatis
Conservation Technician
Crysostomou Smyrnis 13
176-71 kallithea
Athens, Greece

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:3
                  Distributed: Saturday, July 15, 2006
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Received on Tuesday, 11 July, 2006

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