During the first week of February 2020 (3-8 February 2020), a workshop for the ‘CONSERVATION AND PHYSICOCHEMICAL STUDY OF METAL ARTIFACTS’ will take place at Athens in Greece. The course will be organized by the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University (NL), in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Euboea (Chalkis), the Netherlands Institute at Athens (NIA), and the Greek Research Center/Laboratory ‘NCSR Demokritos’ at Athens.
This workshop provides a unique opportunity for BA, MA, RMA and PhD students to gain more knowledge and a hands-on experience in Byzantine metal objects conservation. It guides the participants through the history and technology of Byzantine metal objects in Greece, and through stages of the study, conservation, restoration and documentation of archaeological artefacts. Both the theoretical and practical classes will be based on authentic metal finds from Euboea (GR). Finally, a first approach of physicochemical analyses will be presented. All teaching will be in English.
The Workshop is for BA, MA, RMA and PhD students in metal objects conservation and Archaeology (both beginners and advanced students). More information on the workshop can be found here.
Those interested to participate can fill in the online application form (see below). Please note that the deadline for application is 24 January.