Topic ID #33913 - posted 10/23/2014 3:06 AM

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


Location: Stobi, Gradsko, Macedonia
Season: 6 - 20 June 2015
Period(s) of Occupation: Roman and Late Roman (second century BC - sixth century AD).

Project Description: In 2015 the WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY will be hosted for the 6th time 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 conservation. It will guide the participants through the history and technology of Roman and Late Roman pottery and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, restoration, documentation and study. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on Roman pottery found in the ancient city of Stobi. During the workshop participants will work with authentic Roman and Late Roman shards. The project includes three modules: practical work in documentation and restoration of Roman pottery; lectures, trainings and behind-the-scenes study visits and excursions to the old town of Bitola, the archaeological site of Heraclea Lyncestis, Ohrid and Ohrid lake (UNESCO World Heritage Site) as well as to a traditional pottery workshop. All participants receive a Project Handbook and the BHFS Certificate of Attendance. Suitable for beginners (either volunteers or students in Historical & Art conservation).
Participants will be accommodated in the archaeological base at the site, in rooms with two to three beds in cabins (recently renovated, air-conditioned, Wi Fi). Every cabin has 4 bedrooms + living room, 2 bathrooms with shower and WC. There is also a washing machine available. Participants are not expected to bring bedclothes or towels. Three meals per day are covered by the admission fee. Requests for vegetarian food are accepted!

Cost: Starting from 1169 EUR (app. 1473 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 6 credits for participation in the project for an additional fee! 


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