Société d'archéologie de l'uOttawa – uOttawa Archaeology Society

Italy Preservation Field School – Buildings, Ceramics, Paper and Art

Fieldwork opportunity? Yeah I think so!

The San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 13th year, is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offers students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy. The courses offered are listed below:


Building Restoration* (May 20th thru Jun 16th, 2012)

Introduction to Art and Building Restoration in Italy

Surveying and Analyzing Historic Buildings


Ceramics Restoration (May 20th thru Jun 16th, 2012)

Introduction to Conservation of Archeological Ceramics

Workshop on Ceramics and Ceramics Conservation in Italy


Traditional Painting Materials & Techniques (July 1st thru July 28th, 2012)

Traditional Painting Methods and Techniques in Italy, including Issues of Weathering and Aging

Restoration Issues and Theory in Italy


Paper Restoration (July 1st thru July 28th, 2012)

Introduction to Paper Restoration

Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy


*Field Projects:

Restoration of the Porta Burgi

Surveying the 12th Century San Giovanni Battista Church complex

Archaeological survey and excavation (directed by Jane Whitehead) of the public baths in Carsulae


Courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate. All lessons are taught in English.

To find out more about the program and review the syllabi, please visit the program’s website.


Paper Restoration Program


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