Topic ID #36387 - posted 11/23/2015 2:28 AM

Saving the Stones: practical training program of built heritage


Course announcement:

Saving The Stones - Training program in practical conservation of built heritage

March 2016 - For postgraduate & young professionals

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Saving The Stones is designed to give the foundation needed to begin a career in conservation of built heritage and historic preservation. It is a 10 week practical training internship designed for participants from inter-disciplinary backgrounds such as: archaeology, architecture, historic preservation, art history, urban planning, civil engineering, and more. 

The program is intended to give recent graduates and young professionals in these fields a unique opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge so as to enable them to begin a career in field of practical conservation.

Saving the Stones is held at the International Conservation Center – Città di Roma that is situated in Acre – Israel. The program is taught by Israel’s leading conservation professionals, through hands-on work on various archaeological sites in Israel. Thus, participants have a unique opportunity to learn, work, and live in the historic city Old Acre, and embrace many characteristics of famous historical key-sites in the Land of Israel.

During the program participants will:

  • Gain better understanding of conservation procedures and theoretical basis;

  • Acquire skills for practical conservation in order to apply them on all scale projects;

  • Get acquainted with built heritage and history of Israel and the Mediterranean region;

  • Join current conservation teams and experts to engage in active heritage sites;

  • Develop a greater understanding of the underlying meaning connected to the rehabilitation of an historic living city by living within the historic city, side-by-side with local residents.

The 10 week program syllabus includes six main units:

Unit 1. Introduction to Archaeology

Unit 2. Introduction to Conservation and Heritage Management

Unit 3. Survey, Documentation and Recording

Unit 4. Condition Assessment Conservation plan and Stabilization

Unit 5. Building technologies and materials

Unit 6. On-Site Conservation (group project)

Dates: March 1 - May 19, 2016

Practicum (optional): May 23 – June 30, 2016

Application deadline: 20 December, 2016


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