Course “Conservation and Physicochemical Study of Nisyros Shipwreck Pottery” (Spring-Summer 2021)

The course “Conservation and Physicochemical Study of Nisyros Shipwreck Pottery” provides a unique opportunity for BA, MA, RMA and PhD students to gain more knowledge and a hands-on experience in Byzantine, Medieval and Post-Medieval underwater pottery conservation. It guides the participants through the history and technology of Byzantine, Medieval and Post-Medieval pottery in Greece, and through stages of the study, conservation, restoration and 3D documentation of archaeological artifacts. The course will be organized by the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University (NL), the Netherlands Institute at Athens (NIA), the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities at Athens, and the Greek Research Center/Laboratory ‘NCSR Demokritos’ at Athens.

During 30 March-6 May 2021, online classes will be streamed (live) and during 15-27 June 2021 a practical workshop is planned to take place at Athens in Greece on the “Conservation and Physicochemical Study of Nisyros Shipwreck Pottery”.

The practical classes will be based on authentic pottery finds from Nisyros shipwreck (GR). Finally, 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 in accordance with the required local health-measures. Please note that the realization of the practical workshop will of course depend on the further development of the current COVID19-pandemic.

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Deadline for application: 24 March 2021

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