8th Regional Restoration Camp in Gjirokastra15. March 2012 - 12:00 — Leila Seper
During a two week period this spring, students and young professionals from around the Balkans will gather in one of the most astonishing UNESCO protected cultural sites in the region, the World Heritage City of Gjirokastra, Albania.
The 8th RegionalRestoration Camp will start on April 28 and will continue until May 12, 2012.
For the 14 days of the camp participants will follow a rigorous but very fulfilling schedule, which combines theory – through lectures and presentations – with exercises and actual restoration work on world heritage monuments in the historical center of Gjirokastra.
Our camp will strive towards answering various theoretical questions related to restoration and conservation techniques, as well as answering technical questions such as:
· How do you analyze stone walls, stone cracks and wall deformations in order to propose the best restoration interventions?
· How do you recognize and work with different types of wood?
· How do all of these traditional materials interact with one another?
All interested candidates should try to apply as quickly as possible, as the deadline of March 30, 2012 is quickly approaching. This is an event you will regret missing!
In order to receive an electronic copy of the official camp invitation and application, please send your request via e-mail or download the application from our web site.