Archaeological Conservation Institute 2016
The course was held in the Archaeological Museum of Cabras (OR) in Sardinia. It took place between the 30th of May and the 26th of June 2016.
ACI 2016 was attended by thirteen students from Connecticut College (Connecticut), Grove City College (Pennsylvania), Institute of Fine Arts (New York), Chaffey College (California) and Sweet Briar College (Virginia). Students were joined by two professors from Connecticut College, Prof. Joseph Alchermes and Prof. Denise Pelletier. The students came from a variety of disciplines, including Art History, Museum Studies and Classics. Attended the course:
The course was structured in theory classes, seminars, laboratory practice and fieldwork.
The subjects of taught classes included:
– Cultural Heritage: significance and conservation;
– Stone Conservation Techniques;
As part of the program the students also shot, produced and edited some short video on the course activities, divulgated through the CCA’s social media network.
The whole course revolved around the fieldwork in Sardinia, where the students spent almost four weeks carrying out documentation and conservation treatments of the Nuragic sculptures of Mont’e Prama, in the Museum of Cabras, near Oristano in western Sardinia.
The program comprised study trips to places of cultural and artistic interest in Sardinia: the towns of Cagliari and Alghero, and several archaeological sites such as the Nuragic Village of Barumini and the Nuraghe Sant’Antinu.