2013 San Gemini Preservation Studies Summer Program-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

2013 San Gemini Preservation Studies Summer Program

Application Deadline: 15 March 2013

The San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, which is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offers students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy.

Courses Offered:

  • Building Restoration* (May 26th thru June 22nd, 2013); Introduction to Art and Building Restoration in Italy; Surveying and Analyzing Historic Buildings 
  • Ceramics Restoration (May 26th thru June 22nd, 2013); Introduction to Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics; Workshop on Ceramics and Ceramics Conservation 
  • (NEW) Book Bindings Restoration* (May 26th thru June 22nd, 2013); Introduction to the Restoration of Book Bindings; Workshop on the Restoration of Book Bindings 
  • Paper Restoration* (July 7th thru August 3rd, 2013); Introduction to Restoration of Paper in Books and Archival Documents; Restoration Workshop – Paper in Books and Archival Documents 
  • Traditional Painting Materials & Techniques (July 7th thru August 3rd, 2013); Traditional Painting Methods and Techniques in Italy, including Issues of Weathering and Aging; Painting Workshop – Traditional Painting Methods and Techniques in Italy 
  • Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy (July 7th thru August 3rd, 2013); Restoration in Italy – Issues and Theory 
  • *Field Projects: Restoration of the Porta Burgi (12th Century city gate in San Gemini); Surveying the 12th Century San Giovanni Battista Church complex; Archaeological survey of the public baths in Carsulae; San Gemini Historic Archives Project (restoration and digitalization of 16-18 Century archival material) 
To find out more about our programs and review the syllabi, please visit our website. Our courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate. All lessons are taught in English.

Our deadline for applying is March 15, 2013.