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  • Locations: San Gemini, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Cost: Summer
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Language of Instruction: English Program Options: Faculty-Led
Credits Earned: 6 Faculty Leader: Rhonda Reymond
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

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Italy: San Gemini Preservation Studies Session II
San GeminiSan Gemini Preservation Studies is a summer field school that organizes lectures, research, fieldwork, workshops and field trips in the disciplines of historic preservation, restoration and conservation. It is located in Central Italy in the city of San Gemini. 

These programs focus on the study of: historic buildings preservation, traditional forms of painting, conservation of archaeological ceramics, the restoration of books and paper in archival material. The various field projects include: documentation and restoration of medieval public buildings in San Gemini, the archaeological excavation in the ancient Roman city of Carsulae, as well as conservation work on the local historic archives. 

The courses require no prerequisites and are open to anyone interested in learning introductory theory and hands-on application of preservation and conservation techniques.  These courses are especially attractive to students interested in conservation and preservation, art history, archival studies, museum studies, library science, studio art and design.  

All academic activities are held in English. 

San Gemini, is a small medieval hill town in Umbria accessible by train from Rome, and near Spoleto, Perugia, Narni, and the ancient Roman site of Carsulae on the via Flaminia. For more information, please click here.
 

Location

City: San Gemini

Country: Italy

Population: 5,000

Information: San Gemini is a comune of c. 5,000 inhabitants in the province of Terni in the Italian region Umbria, located about 60 km south of Perugia and about 10 km northwest of Terni. San Gemini borders the municipalities of Montecastrilli, Narni and Terni.


Places of Interest:
Carsulae
Narni
 
 

Academics

Students will earn ARHS 491 Professional Field Experience for a total of 6 credits from the following topics:

Courses are co-requisites:
ARHS 491: Professional Field Experience—Paper Restoration in Books and Archival Documents Theory--3 credit hours
AND
ARHS 491: Professional Field Experience—Paper Restoration in Books and Archival Documents Workshop--3 credit hours
*Professional Field Experience— Restoration: Theory, Ethics and Issues-2 credit hours (may be taken with the above two courses)

ARHS 491: Professional Field Experience— Traditional Painting: Methods of Painting and Restoration Issues—3 credit hours
AND
ARHS 491: Professional Field Experience— Workshop Traditional Painting: Materials Methods—3 credit hours
AND
Professional Field Experience— Restoration: Theory, Ethics and Issues--2 credit hours
 
 

Faculty

Rhonda Reymond
Mark Sperow
 

Cost

Program Cost: $4,500 * Does not include Airfare

Includes:
WVU Course Credits
Lodging
Programmatic Academic Excursions
Comprehensive International Travel and Health Insurance

Billing for the programs will occur upon registration into the courses associated with the Education Abroad program in STAR. The payment deadlines for the program will be the same as WVU  Semester Tuition and Fees. Students will receive correspondence from OGA with registration instructions upon acceptance into the program after the application deadline. All payments are due in full before trip departure. Payments can be made through STAR or by contacting the Mountaineer HUB.
 

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Visa Required for US Citizens? No

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