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Advanced course on the restoration and conservation of underwater archaeological finds

© Igor Miholjek
The island of lst, Dumboka bay 1st century

The International Centre on Underwater Archaeology (ICUA) is organising a 3-month advanced training course on the restoration and conservation of underwater archaeological finds. The course is organised with the support of the UNESCO Venice Office.



This international course is conceived to offer practical and theoretical training to candidates involved in independent work in the fields of restoration and conservation of underwater archaeological finds. In addition to a theoretical introduction on issues of archaeology, underwater archaeology, restoration and conservation, candidates will be provided with specific elements related to preservation of underwater cultural objects, such as in-situ conservation of features, administration of archaeological sites and handling of finds.

Besides the theoretical segment, most of the lessons will consist in mentored practical work at the workshops of the Croatian Conservation Institute (HRZ) in Zadar. Candidates will work with various materials and will be required to complete three main workshops, respectively focused on metal, pottery, and organic finds. Lectures will be given by staff members of the HRZ and ICUA Zadar, faculty members of the University of Zadar, and guest lecturers from foreign institutions. The production of a manual for the course programme is underway, for which the special approval of UNESCO will be sought.

At the end of the course candidates will take an exam in the theoretical and practical segments, after which they will be entitled to a certificate confirming that they have passed our Centre's course for specialized conservators/restorers of underwater archaeological finds.


Details

Type of Event Working group
Start 26.09.2011 08:00 local time
End 24.12.2011 17:00 local time
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Focal point Rosati, Matteo
Organizer
Contact Matteo Rosati at m.rosati@unesco.org
Country Croatia
City Zadar
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Language of Event English
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Official Website
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