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Field School Announcement
Workshop for Conservation, Restoration and Documentation of Ancient Greek Pottery 2014
Sponsor: The Balkan Heritage Foundation, Apollonia Pontica Excavation Team: National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Archaeological Museum of Sozopol, New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria).
Contact Information
Ms. Anna Parmakova
204, "Sveta Troitsa" St.
Stara Zagora 6004 Bulgaria
Phone: + 359 877 725 052
The large necropolis of Apollonia Pontica, dated to the 6th – 2nd century B.C., is Sozopol's most important archaeological site today. It was once outside the ramparts, along the sea coast in what is today the Harmani beach area. Here archaeologists have discovered hundreds of ancient graves. Some of them contained impressive artifacts such as painted pottery, funerary reliefs, jewels and terracotta statuettes. The most representative collection of finds is kept by the Sozopol Archaeological Museum, Bulgaria but some artifacts are now in the the Louvre Museum (Paris, France), the Hermitage Museum (St.Petersburg, Russia) and the Pergamon Museum (Berlin, Germany). The WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY will guide the participants through the history of the ancient Greek pottery and the process of pottery conservation, restoration, documentation and study. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on ancient Greek pottery found in Sozopol (the ancient Greek city of Apollonia Pontica on the Black Sea Coast). The project includes three modules: 1) practical work in conservation, restoration and documentation of ancient pottery (involving authentic pottery shards found in Apollonia Pontica); 2) lectures on topics related to archaeological context, conservation and restoration of ancient Greek pottery; 3) excursions to the ancient coastal towns of Nessebar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Sozopol (including study visits to their archaeological museums and a traditional pottery workshop). The workshop will be conducted between September 2, 2014 through September 16, 2014. Cost: Admission fee before 31 January, 2014 is 1286 EUR (app. 1600 USD). Admission (regular) fee after 31 January, 2014 is 1429 EUR (app.1799 USD). The admission fee includes educational and fieldwork activities, full-board accommodation (hotel + 3 meals per day), tools, materials, project Handbook, issue of Certificate of Attendance; excursions/sightseeing tours/entrance fees and administrative costs. Transcripts are available upon request for an additional tuition fee starting from 270 EUR (app. 350 USD).
Keywords: pottery | workshop | Ancient Greeks
This announcement will be displayed until: 08/15/2014
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