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San Gemini Preservation Studies Program

From: Nikolas Vakalis <nikosvakalis<-a>
Date: Friday, March 14, 2014
I would like to inform you about our summer 2014 field school, the
San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 15th year, which
is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offers
students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy.

Deadline for applications is April 15, 2014.  The programs offered
are listed below:

Session 1:
Monday June 2-27, 2014


    Program A: Historic Buildings Restoration and Survey (field
    work: restoration of the facade of San Carlo, 13th century and
    surveying San Giovanni Battista complex, 12th century)

    Program B: Archaeological Ceramic Restoration (field work:
    restoration of ceramics from the Archaeological Museum of

    Program C: Book Bindings Restoration (field work: replicas of
    historically documented book structures, realization of
    conservative enclosures for books, miscellaneous fragments and
    valuable objects and more)

Session 2:
Monday July 14 - Friday August 8, 2014

    Program D: Restoration of Paper in Books and Archival Documents
    (field work: restoration of paper documents from historical
    archives (16th-19th centuries)

    Program E: Painting Restoration Program (field work: realization
    of sgraffito and fresco, tempera and oil paintings according to
    historical handbooks)

More about our programs and the syllabi please visit


Optional field trip between the 2 sessions: Siena, Florence and Rome
that includes visits to institutions and restoration sites.

Our courses are open to students from various disciplines, both
undergraduate and graduate.  All lessons are taught in English.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions about our

Nikolas Vakalis
Associate Director
International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies
New York City, USA

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