|17th International Course on Stone Conservation - SC11|
|Saturday, 14 August 2010 04:18|
ICCROM is pleased to announce the 17th International Course on Stone Conservation - SC11 that will be held in Rome from 13 April to 1 July 2011. The course announcement is included below.
The primary goal of the course is to improve the practice of stone conservation internationally by providing participants with a holistic understanding of the decay and deterioration of stone, disseminating effective conservation methodologies, and ensuring a practical understanding of appropriate repair methods and long-term management strategies.
We are interested in inviting applications from mid-career professionals and other decision makers in conservation, with at least five years of practical working experience in the field, from different disciplines (archaeologists, architects, conservator-restorers, conservation scientists, engineers and other professionals involved in stone conservation).
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Applications should reach ICCROM by 30 September 2010 to ensure inclusion in our selection process.
17th International Course on Stone Conservation - SC11
Dates: 13 April - 1 July 2011
Place: ICCROM, Rome, Italy
The International Course on Stone Conservation was created in 1976, and 16 courses have successfully been conducted between then and 2009 in Venice, Italy. The recently relaunched course, which will take place in Rome in 2011, reflects advances in practice, science, and technology, including the integration of practical methodologies for stone conservation on sites, buildings and structures.
Course objectives and programme
Through lectures, discussions, laboratory sessions, demonstrations, site visits and field exercises, participants will discuss both the fundamental theories of conservation as well as consider how advances in technology and research have influenced practical approaches as they pertain to all phases of stone conservation. Group fieldwork exercises at a worksite will provide participants with the opportunity to address actual work scenarios where multidisciplinary solutions and collaboration are required. Throughout the course, participants will be encouraged to draw upon their collective expertise from various specializations to help them arrive at more effective conservation solutions.
The course will be divided into six modules over eleven weeks. These modules will include topics such as: Conservation principles and theories; Material sciences as a tool for identification, analysis, and design of conservation treatments; Mechanisms of deterioration; Diagnostic techniques for identifying causes and effects of observed conditions; Condition assessment methodology; Developing a conservation strategy for immediate and long-term actions including prevention, maintenance, repair and treatment; and Managing stone conservation projects and the value of working within multidisciplinary teams
The course may include a preparatory phase prior to arrival in Rome. This preparatory phase will include assigned readings to provide participants with a common knowledge base and familiarity with key literature that will be used during the course. The preparatory phase will be conducted in participants' home countries.
During the course, participants will be expected to play an active role through contributing to discussions, exercises, and presentations reflecting their own professional experience.
Preference will be given to heritage conservation professionals in the public sector, teachers involved in the practical training of conservation professionals, and those in a position to disseminate and leverage the knowledge gained during the course to a wider audience. The participants will be selected from international conservation professionals.
Course fee: 1,300 EUR (Euro)
Travel, accommodation and living expenses Participants will be responsible for their round trip travel costs to and from Rome. In order to cover accommodation and living expenses in Rome during the course, participants should plan for a minimum allowance of 3,850 EUR for the entire period.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to seek financial support from sources such as governmental institutions, employers and funding agencies. Depending on the availability of funding, the course organizers may be able to offer a limited number of scholarships to selected candidates who have been unable to secure funding.
Describe the organization you work for and its role in stone conservation in your own country. What kinds of stone heritage is your organisation responsible for - built (immovable), collections (moveable), archaeological or other? Please describe.
Describe a conservation project involving stone conservation for which you are or have been actively involved. Include the appropriate contextual background (objectives, partners, support, etc.), a description of difficulties encountered, and the strategic responses developed.
In addition to the project described above, what other case studies might you be able to share during your participation in the course?
What do you consider as your major achievement in stone conservation? Please describe what you did and why it is important to you.
Send Applications to:
Stone Course 11
Application deadline Applications must be received by ICCROM by 30 September 2010 to ensure inclusion in the selection process.