Topic ID #39038 - posted 12/13/2017 9:03 AM

Italy- Turin Museum Conservation/Museology Field School 2018


The collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts in the Museo Egizio in Turin (Italy) is among the most important in the world. It includes the Old Kingdom Tomb of the Unknown, the New Kingdom Tomb of Kha and Merit, the Nubian Temple of Ellesiya, and the Turin Papyrus Map. This field school aims to contribute to the analysis and publication of selected ceramic artifacts and ancient textiles, with a special focus on production techniques and communities of practice. Students will have opportunities to be actively involved in all aspects of the preservation, study, and presentation of museum objects.

·         Course Dates: June 23-July 29, 2018

·         Enrollment Status: OPEN

·         Total Cost: $4,700

·         Course Type: Museology, Conservation

·         Instructors: Dr. Hans Barnard


In Turin, students staff will stay in Camplus Lingotto, located in the former FIAT car factory in southern Turin, in a lively part of town that is well-connected with the center by public transport. Eventually the building was reimagined by Renzo Piano, and now houses the Faculty of Automotive Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Turin, as well as an art gallery, a concert hall, a theatre, a convention center, shopping arcades, and student housing facilities, the latter run by Camplus College. Rooms have a basic pantry, allowing guests to prepare hot drinks and simple meals, while a basic breakfast is provided by the hostel.

On weekdays, students and staff will have lunch together in one of the many restaurants near the museum. Tuesdays and Thursdays students and staff will also have dinner together. Students with special dietary needs should discuss these with the project directors before traveling to Italy. The tap water in Turin is potable and all stores and restaurants sell both still and sparkling bottled water.

In the weekends everyone is free to explore the many lunch and dining options available in Turin, alone or in small groups, or to prepare meals themselves. Turin is one of the centers of Italian cuisine and food is fresh and well prepared. Ample non-local options are also available, as are vegetarian and vegan food.


ACADEMIC CREDIT UNITS & TRANSCRIPTS Credit Units: Attending students will be awarded 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter credit units) through our academic partner, Connecticut College. Connecticut College is a private, highly ranked liberal arts institution with a deep commitment to undergraduate education. Students will receive a letter grade for attending this field school (see grading assessment and matrix). This field school provides a minimum of 160 direct instructional hours. Students are encouraged to discuss the transferability of credit units with faculty and registrars at their home institutions prior to attending this field school.


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