Workshops for Conservation of Paper, Textiles & Metal 2018

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Program Description

In 2018 the Workshop will be hosted for a second time by the Technological Educational Institute of the Ionian Islands (TEI) - Division of Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Zakynthos island(Greece). It provides a unique opportunity for students and volunteers to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience on the conservation and preservation of organic and inorganic artifacts. Participants will be guided through the history and technology of ecclesiastical, historical and ethnographic textiles, papers and metal objects and consequent stages of their study, conservation and documentation. Both the theoretical and practical courses will take place at the labs of the TEI of Ionian Islands. During the two project weeks participants will work with authentic and replicas of textiles, archival materials and metal objects.

The project includes three modules: practical work in the documentation and restoration of textiles, paper and metal; lectures, training, study visits and excursions to the General Archives of Zakynthos (paper), to the Ecclesiastical Museum of St. Dionysious (textiles) and one day trip to the famous Shipwreck at Navagio (metal).


Gain hands-on experience in textile, paper and metal conservation.
Learn documentation and scientific analysis (optical microscopy & XRF, XRD analysis). The participants will document original materials and work on replicas.
Visit the Ecclesiastical Museum, Archive and Library of Zakynthos as well as the world famous Shipwreck (Navagio) beach.
Amazing island location.

What`s Included

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


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

Program Locations

Zakynthos, Greece

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Program Details

Balkan Heritage Foundation & Field School
  • Greece: Zakynthos
School Term:
Spring, Summer
Early Bird Admission fee for one week project session is 1214 EUR / approx. 1457 USD Early Bird Admission fee for two week project session is 2069 EUR / approx. 2483 USD Early Bird Admission fee for three week project session is 2879 EUR/ approx. 3455 USD
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