CONSERVATION AND PHYSICOCHEMICAL STUDY OF METAL ARTIFACTS FROM THE CRUSADER PERIOD online classes & practical workshop (autumn 2020 / spring 2021)

During 8 September – 15 October 2020 online classes will be streamed (live) and during 1 – 6 March 2021 a practical workshop will take place at Athens in Greece on the CONSERVATION AND PHYSICOCHEMICAL STUDY OF METAL ARTIFACTS FROM THE CRUSADER PERIOD. The course will be organized by the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University (NL), the Netherlands Institute at Athens (NIA), the Ephorate of Antiquities of Euboea (Chalkis), and the Greek Research Centre/Laboratory ‘NCSR Demokritos’ at Athens.

This course provides a unique opportunity for BA, MA, RMA and PhD students to gain more knowledge and a hands-on experience in conservation of metal artifacts from the Crusader period. It guides the participants through the Crusader history and technology of Byzantine metal objects in Greece, and through stages of the study, conservation, restoration and documentation of archaeological artifacts. The practical classes will be based on authentic metal finds from Euboea (GR). In addition, a first approach of physicochemical analyses will be presented. All teaching will be in English. In Greece, accommodation will be provided by the Netherlands Institute at Athens (NIA) and everything will be carried out with consideration of the acquired social distancing.

The online classes: 8 September –15 October 2021.
The practical workshop (Athens–Chalkis, GR): One week from Monday 1 March (9.00 am) to Saturday 6 March 2021 (15.00 pm).

Application deadline: 31 August 2020. The online classes are open to students, but the practical workshop in Athens is for max. 10 students. For these last students it is obligatory to do the online classes in advance as preparation for the practical workshop. All teaching will be in English.

Costs: The fee of the online classes is 150 €, and the fee of the practical workshop is 250 €. The practical workshop includes tuition, teaching materials, room and board at the Netherlands Institute at Athens, including 24-hour access to the NIA Library. The participants are supposed to pay their tickets to Athens and their meals during the workshop.

Workshop coordinator:
Prof. Dr. J.A.C. Vroom, Archaeology of Medieval and Early Modern Archaeology in Eurasia, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University (NL).

Adamantia Panagopoulou, PhD Candidate at Leiden University,
External researcher at Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; ‘NCSR Demokritos’

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Application deadline: 31 August 2020

For registrations please use the online registration form


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