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Location: Altamura, Bari, Italy
Season Dates: June 13, 2014 - July 21, 2014
Session Dates: first session: June 13th - 30th; second session: July 4th-21st
Application Deadline: May 15, 2014
Project Director: Tonio Creanza
The Sinergie organization is offering two three-week restoration courses regarding Frescoes, Wood Statuary, Canvases and Decorative applications, located in the rich cultural and historical setting of Southern Italy. The Frescoes are part of the rupestral settlements (underground habitations) located in the Alta Murgia area in the Puglia region of Italy. Wood Statue and Canvases are provided by local churches. The workshops provide a practical focus, allowing students ample opportunity for participation in restoration technique. The courses are complimented by seminars in Art History, Geomorphological Studies and Religious Iconography and Rituals. The courses also include several site visits, including visits to Sassi of Matera (Unesco World Heritage site), a visit to the rupestral churches and museums. The courses are led by Tonio Creanza director of Sinergie and Dr. Teresanna Loiodice, Cultural Heritage Specialist.
Period(s) of Occupation: 14th - 18th century
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 weeks
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: Enthusiasm for learning and sharing a sustainable approach to art and life
Room and Board Arrangements
Double room occupancy accommodation
Transportation from an to Bari airport (BRI) and field trips.
Cost: $950 CAD per week (see brochure for details)
Number of credits offered: none
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