Workshop for Conservation of Roman Pottery and Glass 2018

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Program Description

In 2018, the Workshop will be hosted for an eighth year by the National Institution Stobi, Macedonia at the Roman city of Stobi (today an archaeological park). It provides an unique opportunity for students and volunteers to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in Roman and Late Roman pottery and glass conservation. It guides the participants through the history and technology of Roman and Late Roman pottery and glass and consequent stages of their study, conservation, restoration and documentation. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on ceramic and glass vessels found in the ancient city of Stobi.

During the first two project weeks students begin their training with replicas of ancient vessels and then progress to originals once they reach an acceptable level of skill, accuracy and precision. The activities in the third project week will be focused on basic principles in conservation of ancient glass. The participants will practice on originals and replicas of Roman glass vessels.


Learn about Conservation of Roman and Late Roman pottery and glassware
Guided visit to Pella and Vergina (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Earn academic credit
Enjoy living at ancient Roman site
Help to preserve ancient artifacts

What`s Included

The Admission fee includes: educational and fieldwork activities, full-board accommodation (hotel + 3 meals per day), tools, materials, project Handbook, issue of Certificate of Attendance, excursions/sightseeing tours/entrance fees and administrative costs.


Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Classical Studies, Conservation and Preservation, Restoration/Conservation

Program Locations

Gradsko, Macedonia

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Program Details

Balkan Heritage Foundation & Field School
  • Macedonia: Gradsko
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The Early Bird admission fee for the two-week session is 1169 EUR (approx. 1402 USD) and for the three-week session is 1619 EUR

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