Topic ID #33900 - posted 10/23/2014 1:39 AM

Workshop for Conservation, Restoration and Documentation of Ancient Greek Pottery 2015


Location: Emona, Sozopol, Bulgaria
Season: 1-15 September, 2015
Period(s) of Occupation: From Archaic to Hellenistic (6th – 1st century BC).

Project Description: The Workshop will guide the participants through the process of conservation, restoration, documentation and study of ancient Greek pottery. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on original pottery found in the necropolis of the ancient Greek colony Apollonia Pontica (present-day Bulgarian coastal city ofSozopol). The necropolis is dated to the 6th – 2nd century B.C. and nowadays is Sozopol's most important archaeological site. It was once outside the ramparts of the town, along the coastal road Via Pontica. Here archaeologists have discovered hundreds of ancient graves. Some of them contained impressive artifacts such as painted pottery, funerary reliefs, jewels and terracotta statuettes. The most representative collection of finds is kept by the Sozopol Archaeological Museum, Bulgaria but some artifacts are now in the Louvre Museum (France), the Hermitage Museum (Russia) and the Pergamon Museum (Germany).

The project includes three modules: 1) practical work in conservation, restoration and documentation of ancient pottery (involving authentic pottery shards found in Apollonia Pontica); 2) lectures on topics related to archaeological context, conservation and restoration of ancient Greek pottery; 3) excursions to the ancient coastal towns of Nessebar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and SozopolAll participants receive a Project Handbook and the BHFS Certificate of Attendance. 

Experience required: No. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and advanced (either students in Historical & Art conservation or volunteers). Individual programs for experienced students.

Accommodation is in comfortable rooms (with two to three beds, bathrooms with shower and WC) with a sea view in a small hotel located very close to the workshop premises. Wi-Fi is available at the Workshop premises. Three meals per day are covered by the admission fee.

Cost: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: before 31 January, 2015 is 1286 EUR (app. 1620 USD). Regular Admission fee after 31 January, 2015 is 1429 EUR (app.1800 USD). The admission fee includes educational and fieldwork activities, full-board accommodation (hotel + 3 meals per day), tools, materials, project Handbook, issue of Certificate of Attendance; excursions/sightseeing tours/entrance fees and administrative costs.
Academic Credit: New Bulgarian University offers 6 credits for participation in the project for an additional fee! 


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