The Athens Program, from the International Institute for Restoration & Preservation Studies, has 2 programs for this summer of interest to archaeologists, historians and classicists:

  1. Athens: Heritage and Modernity
  2. Analysis and Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics in Italy

Athens: Heritage and Modernity

Exploration of the coexistence between historic and modern Athens, Greece, June 28 – July 9, 2015 (check-in Saturday, June 27 – check-out Friday, July 10).

The Athens Program is now accepting applications for their 13 day visit of Athens. This is a thoughtful exploration of the history, preservation and conservation issues facing the city, organized around a series of lectures and visits lead by some of the top Athenian archaeologists, architects, historians, conservators and planners who have been dealing with the problem of surveying, planning, and preserving monuments and cultural heritage in the midst of a growing modern city.

The faculty of their program includes internationally renowned scholars, such as Dr. Manolis Korres, who was Chief Architect on the Acropolis Restoration Project, who will be leading lectures and visits to the Acropolis area, as well as Dr. Fani Mallouchou Tufano, an expert on the history of restoration and was director of the Documentation Office of the Acropolis Restoration Service. Please visit their website (http://iirpsathens.org/) and syllabus to see a complete list of faculty, lectures and visits. Also visit their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iirps-Athens-Heritage-and-Modernity/225913270799633).

The program is intended for people studying, or professionally involved in, the fields of: History, Archaeology, Architecture Art History, Architecture, Urban Planning, Anthropology, Conservation and Historic Preservation, but is also open for people with a general interest in any of the above mentioned subjects.

The deadline for applying is May 1st, 2015.

Analysis and Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics in Italy

Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 26, 2015

This 4 week summer program in Italy provides an excellent background in the conservation and restoration of pottery. In the workshop, students work on finds from classical and medieval periods coming from several sources: the excavation of the Public Baths in the nearby ancient Roman city of Carsulae, from recent excavations at the Palatine Hill in Rome and the store rooms of Archaeological Museum of Perugia.

Students of the following subjects would find this program useful: archaeology, anthropology, art history, art restoration, field history, management of cultural heritage, museum studies, classical studies and history of technology.

There are still places available and the deadline for application is March 16.

Please find more information on their website<http://sg-pres.org/>