Conservation Program in Italy, Deadline May 15
San Gemini Book & Paper Conservation School
Location: San Gemini, Italy
Deadline to Apply: May 15, 2024
Workshop: September 16, 2024 – May 23, 2025
This 9-month program will provide intensive training in the field of restoration and preventive conservation of books and paper, including all the basic skills necessary to be a conservator and restorer of books and documents made with Western paper technology from the 16th Century to the present. This training aims to meet the needs of American, Australian and New Zealand libraries, archives, and museums.
The duration of this program will be one academic year and classes will be held in the town of San Gemini in Umbria, Italy. This intensive study program (five days per week) will include theoretical instruction in the classroom as well as practical training in workshops and field trips. All instruction will be in-person, in English, in San Gemini.
The program is a certificate program aimed at graduate students that already have a background in conservation, library, archival, or museum studies. At this point, we do not offer university credit, but we hope to be able to offer credit in the near future.