Topic ID #33901 - posted 10/23/2014 1:58 AM

Workshop for Conservation, Restoration and Documentation of Roman Pottery and Glass, 2015


Location: Stobi, Gradsko, Macedonia
Season: 6 - 27 June, 2015
Period(s) of Occupation: Roman and Late Roman (Early Byzantine), 2nd – 6th century AD

Project Description: In 2015 the WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY AND GLASS will be hosted again by the National Institution Stobi, Macedonia at the Roman city of Stobi (nowadays an archaeological park). It provides an unique opportunity for students and volunteers  to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in Roman and Late Roman pottery and glass conservation. It will guide the participants through the history and technology of Roman and Late Roman pottery and glass and consequent stages of their study, conservation, restoration and documentation. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on Roman pottery and glass found in the ancient city of Stobi. During the first two project weeks participants will work with authentic Roman and Late Roman shards and with replicas of Roman glass vessels, produced by authentic Roman technology during the third project week.The project includes three modules: practical work in documentation and restoration of Roman pottery and glass; lectures, trainings and behind-the-scenes study visits and excursions to the town of Bitola, the archaeological site of Heraclea Lyncestis, medieval churches and monasteries of Prilep, Ohrid and Ohrid lake (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Ancient Macedonian capitals in Pella and Vergina (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Greece as well as to a traditional pottery workshop.  All participants will receive a Project Handbook and the BHFS Certificate of Attendance. Suitable for beginners (either volunteers or students in Historical & Art conservation)

Accommodation is in the archaeological base at the site, in recently refurbished air-conditioned cabins (in rooms with two to three beds) with living room, two bathrooms with showers and WC. A washing machine and Wi-Fi are available for free. Three meals per day are covered by the admission fee. Requests for vegetarian food are accepted!
Cost: Starting from 1619 EUR (app. 2040 USD). The Admission fee includes all educational and fieldwork activities, full-board accommodation, tools, materials, Project Handbook, issue of Certificate of Attendance, excursions/sightseeing tours/entrance fees and administrative costs.

Academic Credit: New Bulgarian University offers 9 credits for participation in this project for an additional fee! 


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