ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONSERVATION Summer School in Florence
FLORENCE, ITALY - JULY 2020
A joint program accredited by Masaryk University (Faculty of Arts, PANE: Centre for Prehistoric Archaeology of the Near East) in collaboration with CAMNES
The Summer School in archaeological conservation is a joint intensive program by Masaryk University (PANE, Center of Prehistoric Archaeology of the Near East) and CAMNES (Center for Ancient Mediterranean and Near Easter Studies). The School takes place during the month of July in Florence, Italy, and aims at introducing students to the restoration and conservation practices applied to archaeology. The program combines fundamental conservation techniques with hands-on lab work on different types of ancient artifacts (ceramic, metal & glass) mainly unearthed at the CAMNES excavation of the Etruscan Necropolis of Pratino in Tuscania (Upper Latium).
The MUNI-CAMNES Summer School’s program is held in English language and it is mainly aimed at students in their Bachelor or Master degree years. The program offers well-balanced practical and theoretical content and meets high standards in the facilities, experts and locations involved. Students learn what happens to the finds once they leave their recovery contexts and arrive in the laboratory: here, in the fully equipped CAMNES archaeology laboratory, students experience full hands-on activities. Students in fact are involved in the professional process chain of cleaning, consolidation, restoration, conservation, repointing, documentation, study, and storage of the archaeological finds. The course also includes visits to museums and study trips to relevant archaeological sites in Florence. The course takes place from Monday to Friday included.
Credits & contact hours:
The program is fully accredited by Masaryk University (9 ECTS credits, upon request) for a total number of 140 contact hours.
Check-in: Tuesday June 30th Orientation + Class beginning: Wednesday July 1st Class ending: Friday July 31st Check-out: Saturday August 1st
The full detailed program will be delivered after enrollment.
Classes take place from Mondays to Thursdays included
Orientation; Introduction and description to the course structure
Class lectures: Introduction to conservation; Tuscania, the archaeological context of the artifacts and the Etruscan civilization
Class lectures: Elements of ceramic and glass technology and metallurgy; Data recording and examination; The conservation report;
Visit to a site
Class lecture: Material deterioration and effects
Visit to a site
Visit to a site
General admission requirements
Students must be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program
Students must be enrolled within a Bachelor or Master degree program
Students whose first language is not English must provide proof of English
proficiency. Non-native English speakers are required to demonstrate that they have reached a high-intermediate level (B2, according to CEFR) in the English language skills, with certification or other evidence equivalent to the following minimum overall TOEFL iBT score of 87 or higher / IELTS score 5.5. or higher.
Students at the moment of arrival must have a valid medical/travel insurance
Proof of tuition payment
Acceptance of late applicants is subject to available space in the program. If you do not meet one of these criteria or should you be interested in EU credits, please contact the Masaryk University International Enrollment Office: email@example.com for additional information and instructions.
Faculty of Arts - International Office
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