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In: Engaging Conservation: collaboration across disciplines. Edited by Owczarek, N., N. Gleeson, M., Grant, L.A. London 2017. 35-43
In the early 1980’s, the Centro di Conservazione Archeologica began his conservation activities on archaeological sites, operating both in Italy and in the Mediterranean region. Shortly it became clear that working in the field involves burdens and privileges, which we chose to confront with. Among them, facing problems that conservators encounter daily and that are common to all archaeological sites; working on monuments on public display; being present for long periods in countries where education is not available. As a result it was decided that the commitment of a group of conservation professionals must also apply to the field of preventive conservation, information of the public and training of local personnel.
With this premise, CCA started in 1990 a series of training programs based on the simple principle of facilitating active participation in projects already under way, together with a parallel theoretical support to archaeologists, conservators, technicians and workers from the local departments of antiquities.This article critically reviews the experiences and results of these activities and presents the programs planned for future years.
Author(s): Nardi, R.
Year Published: 2017