San Gemini Preservation Studies Program Summer 2010

Dear Colleague,

I would like to inform you about our summer 2010 field school in Italy, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 11th year, which is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage.

This year the program focuses on the study of architectural survey and restoration, elements of art restoration and conservation of archaeological ceramics. The field projects involve the survey and restoration of medieval churches, archeological excavation in the ancient Roman city of Carsulae, and work on local archival material.

The program is a collaboration between scholars from various universities and local preservation groups, fostering a multidisciplinary approach to historic preservation. It is now a part of the International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies. All academic activities are held in English.

Application deadline is March 15th.

Courses offered:

Introduction to Art and Architectural Restoration in Italy
Surveying and Analyzing Historic Buildings
NEW – Introduction to Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics
NEW – Workshop on Ceramics and Ceramics Conservation
Fieldtrip to Sienna, Florence and Rome

Field Projects:

Survey and Restoration of the 12th Century San Giovanni Battista Church complex
Survey and Restoration of the Church of Santo Gemine
Archaeological survey and excavation of the public baths in Carsulae

To find out more about our program please visit our website

If you know any students, scholars or others interested in this type of study, please inform them about our program. We would appreciate it if you could list our program on your organization’s website as an available educational resource. Also, below is a link to a flyer that you may wish to post on your department notice board or forward to interested parties.

(If this link does not open when you click on it, please copy and paste it into your browser or contact me and I’ll email you a copy.)

Thank you very much. Cordially,

Max Cardillo


San Gemini Preservation Studies

US Tel: (718) 768-3508

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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