Art Restoration and Conservation Workshops

Art Restoration & Conservation Workshops

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http://www.messors.com/p/wood-statue-canvas-restoration.html
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WORKSHOP DATES 

Session 1: June 13 - 30, 2014
Session 2: July 4 - 21, 2014

Each 3-week session will include the practices of conservation and restoration of fresco, canvas and  statues (wood, p‪apier-mâché‬, etc.). Each session will begin with an introduction, practical hands-on experience, excursions and lectures. After introductions which are common to all areas, participants may choose a specific area of focus.

There are no prerequisites required to participate to our workshops.

The frescoes that will be worked on and studied are part of the rupestral settlements (underground habitations) located in the Alta Murgia area.

Statues and canvases are provided by local churches and private collections and will be worked on onsite at Masseria La Selva.

The sessions provide a practical focus, allowing students ample opportunity for participation in restoration technique and creation ex-novo. The workshops are complimented by seminars in Art History, Geomorphological Studies and Religious Iconography and Rituals. The courses also include several site visits, including visits to Sassi of Matera (Unesco World Heritage site), the Rupestral Churches Park, museums and art exhibitions. The workshops are led by Tonio Creanza, director of Messors, and Sinergie Co-op per Servizi Beni Culturali and visiting guest lecturers.

PROGRAM CONTENTS

Common to all areas of workshops will include:
  • Overview of the historical eras (prehistoric, roman, medieval, modern) and their related artistic currents
  • Introduction to the history of Italian art and, specifically, the arts in the Alta Murgia region
  • Iconography
  • Geology and traditional natural materials used in antique arts and decoration
  • Physics and chemistry as they are applied during the scientific research and restoration processes
  • Preliminary techniques in the conservation process
  • Analysis of the pictorial pigments and structures
  • Common types of degradation and alteration
  • Planning restoration and conservation projects
  • Laboratory: practical restoration work

Workshop Field Trips

Walking tour of centro storico Altamura, Museums
Rupestral churches of Matera and the Museum of Art Palazzo Lanfranchi
Restoration lab Soprintendenza dei Beni Artistici e Storici, Bari
Day trip to Pompeii
Civic museum foundation "E Pomarici – Santomasi" at Gravina in Puglia

Art Restoration & Conservation Workshops - € 2,250 EUR


Includes: accommodation, meals, trasportation from and to Bari Airport or main Train Station and field trips, tuition and lectures, guided tours, entrance fees to art exhibitions, museums and archeological parks.
Does not include: personal costs such as airfare, trainfare, health insurance or spending money