San Gemini Preservation Studies Program


Now in its 21st year, with alumni from over 170 colleges and universities worldwide, SGPS is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage. We offer students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy where they acquire hands-on experience in restoration and conservation.

Session One (June 1 - June 26)

Building Restoration – Touching the Stones

Restoration of Traditional Masonry Buildings and Sketching and Analyzing Historic Buildings

(Program includes lectures and restoration field projects*)

Archaeological Ceramics Restoration

Analysis and Restoration of Archaeological Ceramics in Italy

(Program includes lectures and restoration workshop*)

Book Bindings Restoration

The Craft of Making and Restoring Book Bindings

Introduction to the Preservation and Preventive Conservation of Books

(Program includes lectures and practical workshop*)

 

Session Two (July 13 - August 7)

Paper Restoration

Restoration and Conservation of Paper in Books and Archival Documents

(Program includes lectures and restoration workshop*)

Traditional Painting Techniques

Traditional Materials, Methods of Painting and Art Restoration Issues

(Program includes lectures and painting workshop)

Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy

Restoration Theory, Ethics and Issues

(Program includes lectures and discussion)

RESEARCH PROJECT: Carsulae Roman Baths Excavation Project

Architectural & Structural Survey of the Site

(Program includes research and surveying field work*)

 

Short Intersession Program (June 28 - July 7)

Preservation Field Trip – Italy

A ten-day trip visiting Siena, Florence and Rome: places of cultural interest, with emphasis on the urban and historical development of each town, including specialized visits to places of interest to restorers.
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SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
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