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Field School Announcement
"FRESCO HUNTING" PHOTO RESEARCH EXPEDITION TO MEDIEVAL BALKAN CHURCHES (WESTERN BULGARIA)
Sponsor: Balkan Heritage Field School/Foundation (BH) - Bulgaria, New Bulgarian University (NBU) - Bulgaria and Queen's University - Canada
Contact Information
Ms. Anna Parmakova
Stara Zagora 6004 Bulgaria
Phone: +359 878 441 251
Email: bhfs.admissions@gmail.com
URL http://www.bhfieldschool.org/bh2007.mchbg.html
Description
The project aims to support the documentation of medieval frescoes preserved in abandoned churches and chapels in remote areas of Western Bulgaria. Their number has permanently decreased due to the lack of effort to preserve and protect them from weather damage. For the last five years the “Fresco-Hunting” Photo Expedition has been upgrading the existing database of drawn and photographic records of eleven churches and chapels in Western Bulgaria. The task of the expedition envisioned for 2013 is to enhance the database created during the previous seasons by documenting frescoes and their condition as well as collecting new data on history, architecture, artifacts and environment of the ecclesiastical buildings they belong to. The objective is: the publication of a ‘Corpus of Medieval Frescoes from Western Bulgaria’ and development of further projects to support the sites in danger through conservation,restoration, development/improvement of the site's management and fund-raising. The field school project is comprised of two parts: 1. Standard Field School Project (11 - 25 May, 2013) 2. Extended Field School Project Stage (26 May - 1 June, 2013)
Keywords: FIELD SCHOOL | FRESCO HUNTING | PHOTO EXPEDITION
This announcement will be displayed until: 12/30/2012
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