Workshop for Conservation of Ancient Greek Pottery
Field School / École de terrain
Organizing institution(s): Balkan Heritage Field School, National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Archaeological Museum of Sozopol.
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Location of event (if online/distance learning please specify): Sozopol, Bulgaria
The Workshop will guide the participants through the history of 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 course includes three modules: 1) practical work in conservation of ancient pottery (involving authentic pottery shards found in the necropolis of Apollonia Pontica); 2) lectures on topics related to the archaeological context of conserved vessels and to conservation process of ancient Greek pottery; 3) excursions to the ancient coastal towns of Nessebar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and a sightseeing tour of Sozopol (including study visits to their archaeological museums).