International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

Fresco & Fine Art Restoration and Conservation

Field School / École de terrain
Organizing institution(s): Messors
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Location of event (if online/distance learning please specify): Puglia, Italy
Art Restoration and Conservation - Fresco and Fine Art

Session 1: 8 -22 July, 2020
Session 2: July 29 - August 12, 2020
Place: Gravina in Puglia - Altamura - Matera, Italy
Deadline to apply: 15 June, 2020

Messors Cultural Heritage Conservation organization is offering a 15-day restoration course regarding Frescoes and Paintings on Canvas, located in the rich cultural and historical setting of Southern Italy. The Frescoes are part of the rupestrian settlements (underground/rock hewn habitations) located in the Alta Murgia area in the Puglia region of Italy. Canvases are provided by private collectors. The workshop provides a practical focus, allowing students ample opportunity for participation in restoration technique and creation ex-novo. A fresco making session will focus on learning how to create decorative patterns and paintings using natural materials such us lime-based mortars and pigments.
There are no prerequisites required to participate in our workshops.
The course is complemented by seminars in Art History, Art History, Iconography and Technical Analysis. The course also includes visits to Sassi of Matera (Unesco World Heritage site), a visit to the rupestrian churches and museums; two days trip visit to Pompeii and Naples museums.
The workshop is led by Art and Cultural Heritage restorer and conservator Tonio Creanza, director of Messors Cultural Heritage Conservation, and Art restorer and Iconographer Filip Petcu (the University of the West, Faculty of Arts and Design, Conservation-Restoration of Painting Department, Timișoara – Romania).

Maximum capacity: 14 participants.

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