Archaeological Conservation Summer School in Florence (Italy)


The Summer School in archaeological conservation is a joint intensive program by Masaryk University, Centre of Prehistoric Archaeology of the Near East and CAMNES, the Center for Ancient Mediterranean and Near Easter Studies. The School takes place during the month of July in Florence, Italy, and aims at introducing students to the restoration and conservation practices applied to archaeology. The program combines fundamental conservation techniques with hands-on lab work on different types of ancient artifacts (CERAMIC, METAL and GLASS) mainly unearthed at the CAMNES excavation of the Etruscan Necropolis of Pratino in Tuscania (Upper Latium).

The Summer School’s program offers well-balanced practical and theoretical content and meets high standards in the facilities, experts and locations involved. Students learn what happens to the finds once they leave their recovery contexts and arrive in the laboratory: here, in the fully equipped CAMNES Archaeology Laboratory, students are involved in the fundamental activities of cleaning, consolidation, restoration, conservation, repointing, documentation, study, and storage of the archaeological finds. The course also includes visits to museums and study trips to archaeological sites in Florence. The course takes place from Monday to Friday included. 

The Summer School is held in English.

Dates June 30th – August 1st 2020
Level Bachelor, Master
Credits 9 ECTS
Price 3.815 EUR
Enrollment deadline

April 15th
Payment deadline: April 30th

Application apply here
More information CAMNES website
Faculty of Arts website
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Mandatory attendance is a primary requirement for a responsible learning experience. Only two absences are tolerated.

Punctuality is mandatory. Late arrivals are counted as absences.

No academic requirement and no experience of archaeological conservation are demanded.

The required level of English language is B2 according to CEFR (TOEFL iBT score of 87 or higher / IELTS score 5.5 or higher

Office hours

Office hours are cancelled until further notice, we receive only the students who arranged a meeting with our coordinator. If necessary, please contact us by e-mail or phone.

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