Topic ID #33912 - posted 10/23/2014 3:00 AM

Workshop for Conservation and Documentation of Roman Mosaics and Mural Paintings, 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: THE WORKSHOP incorporates the following BHFS projects: the WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MOSAICS (started in 2012) and the WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MURAL PAINTINGS (started in 2011). Similar technical and methodological approaches in conservation and documentation of both mosaics and mural paintings make this combination not only possible and appropriate but also very efficient. In 2015 the field school project 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 (esp. Late Roman) Mosaic and Mural Painting Art and Conservation. During the workshop participants will be guided through the consequent stages of  study, conservation, restoration and  documentation as well as the history and technology of Roman mosaics and mural paintings. During the first two project weeks they will work with either authentic Late Roman mosaic fragments or on an original Late Roman mosaic floor in situ located/found in the ancient city of Stobi and with authentic Late Roman wall-painting fragments found in Stobi during the third project week. The project includes three modules: practical work in documentation and conservation of Roman mosaics and mural paintings; lectures and trainings  on their history and conservation as well as 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. All participants 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 1709 EUR (app. 2153 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 the project for an additional fee! 


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