Zakynthos, Greece

Workshops for Interventive & Preventive Conservation of Paper, Textiles & Metal

Period: Middle Ages & Modern
Code: CMM.WRK 18
Session 1: 20 - 26 May: Paper
Session 2: 27 May - 1 June: Textile
Session 3: 3 - 9 June: Metal
Session 4: 30 May - 9 June: Full Session
Academic credits available: 3/6/9
Admission fee starting from: 1214 EUR (approx. 1457 USD)

   The Project and the Course General Information      


General Information       

Project type: Workshop and course on Conservation

Workshop started: 2017

About the project and the workshop: The workshop will enable participants to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in textile, paper and metal conservation. Documentation and scientific analysis (optical microscopy & XRF, XRD analysis) will also be presented. The participants will document original materials and work on replicas. Visit to the Ecclesiastical Museum, Archive and Library of Zakynthos as well as to the world famous Shipwreck (Navagio) beach. Optional tours to the top beaches of the island. 

Artifacts & monuments in the project's focus: replicas and objects from ecclesiastical and folklore museums in Greece

Project venue & accommodationTechnological Educational Institute of the Ionian Islands - Division Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art, Zakynthos (TEI). Participants stay in a beachfront hotel in Zakynthos, located 8-10 min, by bus to TEI.

BHF partners in this project:Technological Educational Institute of Ionian Islands - Division Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art and New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria

Workshop director: Asst. Prof. Christos Karydis (Conservator, TEI of Ionian Islands)

Field school coordinators: Dr Angela Pencheva (Balkan Heritage Foundation & Field School Program Manager) and Asst. Prof. Christos Karydis (Conservator, TEI of Ionian Islands)   

Chief Instructors:     

Asst Prof.  Christos Karydis - Conservator of works of art, Lecturer at the TEI of Ionian Islands & University of the Aegean    

Dr Nikolas Sarris - Conservator of paper & archive materials, National Library of Greece   

Ms. Adamantia Panagopoulou - Conservator of Antiquities MSc – PhD researcher in archaeological materials in 'NCRS Demokritos' National Research Institute & Lieden University in the Netherlands.    

Dr. Artemis Oikonomou, Physics, Lecturer, TEI of Ionian Islands   

Field school sessions available:

  • Field school one week session 1 (paper): 20 - 26 Мay, 2018
  • Field school one week session 2 (textile): 27 May - 1 June, 2018
  • Field school one week session 3 (metal): 3 - 9 June, 2018      
  • Full Field school three week session 1 (paper & textile & metal): 20 May - 9 June, 2018      

   

Combinations of two one week sessions are also available:

  • Field school two week session (paper & textile): 20 May - 1 June, 2018
  • Field school two week session (textile & metal): 26 May - 9 June, 2018   

Application deadlines: until the places are filled or 1 May 2018   

Minimum length of stay: one week   

Minimum age: 18

Number of field school places available: maximum 12

Language: English

Experience required: None

Requirements:    

  • Good manual dexterity skills and ability to work carry out delicate bench work.      
  • The admission fee does not cover insurance. It is necessary to arrange your own insurance before your trip to Greece. All EU citizens can use Greek medical services as long as they can provide evidence of their home-country health insurance with a card, certificate, etc.    
  • Participants are expected to bring a laptop having at least 20 GB free disk space, a mouse. Operation system recommended: Windows XP or newer, Mac OSX or newer.     
  • Participants should bring clothes and toiletries suitable for warm and sunny weather (26 -36 C), but should also prepare for rainy, windy and chilly days.    
  • Participants should bring white standard lab-coat needed for the conservation treatments in the labs.    
  • Participants are also expected to prepare for the field school by reading the materials that will be sent by e-mail before the beginning of the project.    
  • Participants will use the tools and equipment available at the labs and are not required to bring any additional equipment apart perhaps for favorite personal tools.   

Special considerations: Note: Citizens of the EU, EEA, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand do not need an entry visa for Greece. Citizens of countries not mentioned above should check in advance whether they will need entry visas for the country. The cost of any visas is not included in the price of the field school!  

                                                        

   

       The Workshop   

                                                                               

In 2018 the Workshop for Interventive & Preventive Conservation of Textiles, Paper & Metal will be hosted for a second time by the Technological Educational Institute of the Ionian Islands (TEI) - Division of Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Zakynthos island(Greece). It provides a unique opportunity for students and volunteers to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience on the conservation and preservation of organic and inorganic artifacts. Participants will be guided through the history and technology of ecclesiastical, historical and ethnographic textiles, papers and metal objects and consequent stages of their study, conservation and documentation. Both the theoretical and practical courses will take place at the labs of the TEI of Ionian Islands. During the two project weeks participants will work with authentic and replicas of textiles, archival materials and metal objects. The project includes three modules: practical work in the documentation and restoration of textiles, paper and metal; lectures, training, study visits and excursions to the General Archives of Zakynthos (paper), to the Ecclesiastical Museum of St. Dionysious (textiles) and one day trip to the famous Shipwreck at Navagio (metal).

Refer to the Course description and Workshop agenda below!   

   

By the end of the workshop the participants will:

  • be able to develop basic practical skills (depending on participant's initial level of qualification) in textiles, papers and metal conservation treatments
  • become acquainted with the basic methods of all the required documentation for the conservation of textiles, paper and metal using graphic software, as well as photo documentation
  • learn about the forms, types, traditions and technology of manufacture of textiles, papers and metal   
  • get acquainted with different case studies for preventive conservation of organic and inorganic materials.
  • meet professionals working in the areas of conservation in Greece. 

   

All participants will receive:

  

  • Reading materials (in PDF version by e-mail and a hard copy upon arrival);   
  • Balkan Heritage Field School Certificate specifying the fieldwork hours, educational modules, and sites visited;   
  • BHFS T-shirt.   

   

NB! Students who need to prepare conservation reports and presentations for their universities can receive additional instruction and assistance. Students willing to obtain academic credit hours have to take a test exam.   

 The Program   

   

   

The course consists of three separate educative modules depending on the subject in their focus: 1) PAPER, 2) TEXTILE, 3) METAL. Each of them consists of approx. 33 hours of lectures, workshops and study visits to significant sites on the island of Zakynthos.

GENERAL INTRODUCTION
  • Introduction to Chemistry for Conservators 
1) PAPER CONSERVATION MODULE
  • History of Paper Making   
  • History of Bookmaking & Bookbinding
  • Documentation & Causes of Deterioration of Paper
  • Documentation Techniques of Paper Objects   
  • Identification of Damages of Paper Objects 
  • Preventive Conservation & Handling of Paper Objects and Books: Case studies St. Catherine of Sinai and Iraq project
  • Introduction to First Aid Treatments of Paper Artifacts
  • Introduction to Paper Conservation Treatments
  • Paper Conservation Techniques   
  • Housing and Storage of Paper and Books. Folders and Boxmaking. 
  • Visit to the Historic Public Library and the General Archives of Zakynthos
2) TEXTILE CONSERVATION MODULE

  • History of Textiles
  • Documentation & Causes of Deterioration of Textiles   
  • Documentation Techniques of Textiles
  • Introduction to First Aid Treatments of Textiles Artifacts
  • Introduction to Textile Conservation Treatments   

  • Introduction to the Physicochemical Analysis on Works of Art and Antiquities 
  • Mechanical Cleaning and Humidification Techniques       
  • Textile Conservation Techniques and Fiber Identification
  • Introduction to Stain Removal: 1) mechanical cleaning; 2) solvent cleaning   
  • Stitching Support Exercise    
  • Hanging Textile (Materials & Techniques)
  • Preventive Conservation & Handling of Textiles. Case study: Holy Mountain of Athos & Patmos Monastery (UNESCO Monuments)   
3) METAL CONSERVATION MODULE
  • History of Ethnographic and Archaeological Metal Artifacts   
  • Construction Technology of Ethnographic and Archaeological Metal Artifacts   
  • Introduction to Interventive Conservation Treatments of Metal
  • Conservation Techniques and Materials of Metal: 1) Iron; 2) Copper; 3) Copper Alloys
  • Physicochemical Analyses of Metal: XRF, XRD & Raman analysis
  • Preventive Conservation & Handling of Metal. Conditions and Materials of Storage or Exposure of Metal
  • Environmental Conditions of Interventive or Preventive Conservation. Methods and Materials of in situ Conservation of Metal
  • Visit to Navagio (the shipwreck and the beach), Zakynthos.

The Agenda

 

20 May, 2018

Arrival and check-in by 7.30 pm

A pick-up can be arranged from the Zakynthos airport upon request.

21 - 26 May, 2018

Presentation of the TEI,  Balkan Heritage Field School, the project and the participants. Ice-breakers and orientation. LECTURES, WORKSHOPS and Zakynthos Downtown Tour.   

Lectures and workshops in the area of chemistry for conservators and paper conservation.

Lecturers: Dr Nikolas Sarris & Dr. Artemis Oikonomou 

25 May, 2018

Visit to the historic Public Library and the General Archives of Zakynthos. 

28 May - 1 June, 2018

Lectures and workshops in the area of the textile conservation. 

Lecturer: Dr Christos Karydis 

26 - 27, May and 2-3 June 2018

Please note that the transportation to these venues is not included in the participation fee. 

4 - 8 June, 2018

Lectures and workshops in the area of metal conservation.    

Visit of the Ecclesiastical Museum of Holy Monastery of St. Dionysos. 

Lecturers: Ms. Adamantia Panagopoulou

8 June, 2018

Visit to the worldfamous Navagio (the shipwreck and the beach). 

Lecturer: Ms. Adamantia Panagopoulou

9 June, 2018

Departure. Check-out by 12.30 pm

A drop-off can be arranged to the Sofia airport,

A drop-off can be arranged to the Zakynthos airport. 


   

   Reading Background

     

Paper       

  • Hamburg, D. 1992. Library and Archival Collections. Pp.52-63 in Caring For Your Collections (H. Whelchel, ed.). New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • Hamill, M. 1993. Washingtoniana II: Conservation of Architectural Drawings at the Library of Congress. American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Book and Paper Group Annual, vol. 12:24-31.
  • Holden, M. 1992. A Programmatic Approach, Archives Preservation Update. American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Book and Paper Group Annual, vol. 11:159-162.
  • Horton, R. 1985. A Preservation Photographic Album Idea. Topics in Photographic Preservation. Washington, DC: American Institute for Conservation Photographic Materials Group.
  • Hunter, D. 1978. Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft, 3rd ed. New York, NY: Dover Publications
  • Wilhelm, H., with C. Brower. 1993. The Permanence and Care of Color Photographs: Traditional and Digital Color Prints, Color Negatives, Slides, and Motion Pictures. Grinnell, IA: Preservation Publishing Company, 744 pp.
  • Wilsted, T. and W. Nolte. 1991. Managing Archival and Manuscript Repositories. Chicago, IL: The Society of American Archivists   

   

Textile

  • Catling, D and Grayson, J. 2004. Identification of Vegetable Fibres. London: Archetype.   
  • Cardon, D. 2007. Natural Dyes - Sources, Tradition, Technology, Science. London: Archetype.
  • Carr, D., Cruthers, N., Smith, C and Myers, T. 2008. Identification of Selected Vegetable Textile Fibres. Reviews in Conservation, Vol. 9, 75- 87.
  • Greaves, PH and Saville, B.P. 1995. Microscopy of Textile Fibres. Oxford: Bios Scientific Publishers.   
  • Karydis, C. 2010. The Orthodox Christian Sakkos. Ecclesiastical Garments dating to the 15th- 20th c. from the Holy Mountain of Athos. Collection Survey, Scientific Analysis & Preventive Conservation. Oxford: Archaeopress British Archaeological Reports.
  • Karydis,C., Siatou, A and Karabotsos, A. 2009. The Garment of an Byzantine Emperor from Mount Athos: Observation & Analysis. In: TECHNART 2009,Non-destructive and Microanalytical Techniques in Art and Cultural Heritage, Athens, 27 - 30 April 2009.   
  • Pinniger, D. 2008. Pest Management in Museums, Archives and Historic Houses (Re printed). London: Archetype.
  • Rogerson, C and Eastop, D. 1999. The Application of Cross- Sections in the Analysis of Historic Textiles, The Conservator, Vol. 23, 49-56.      
  • Staniforth, S (edit). 2013. Historical perspectives on preventive conservation. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute.
  • Timar- Balazsy and Eastop, D. 1999. Chemical Principles of Textile Conservation. London: Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Woodfin, W. 2012. The embodied Icon: Liturgical vestments and sacramental power in Byzantium. Oxford: University Press.    

   

Metal

  • Scott, D., Podany, J and Considine, B (edit). 1994. Ancient & Historic Metals conservation & scientific research. Proceedings of a Symposium on Ancient and Historic Metals organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Conservation Institute, November 1991.   
  • Hammilton. D. Methods of Conserving Archaeological Material from Underwater Sites. http://nautarch.tamu.edu/CRL/conservationmanual  
  • Scott, D. 1991. Metallography and microstructure of ancient and historic metals.http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications_resources/pdf_publications/metallography_microstructure.html   
  • Cronyn, J.M. 1990. The elements of archaeological conservation.   
  • Burhke V., Jenkins R., Smith D, 1997, A Practical Guide for the Preparation of Specimens for X-Ray Fluorescence and X-Ray Diffraction Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, New York.   
  • Cowley ed. J.M, 1993. Electron Diffraction Techniques, IUCR, Oxford University Press.   
  • Ferraro J., Nakamoto K., 1994. Introductory Raman Spectroscopy, Academic Press, Boston.   
  • Stuart Barbara H., 2007. Analytical Techniques in Material Conservation, John Wiley & Sons, Athens.

   

Travel & Accommodation & Practicalities 


Travel   

How to get there?:   

The Greek island of Zakynthos or Zante in the Ionian Sea is a very popular summer destination in Europe. The island is located less than 10 mi away from the coast of Peloponnese. The island has one airport: Zakynthos International Airport which connects it with numerous Greek (Athens, Thessaloniki, Crete etc) and international airports and two harbors. The main harbor is located in the town of Zakynthos - from there start all ferries to the neighboring islands and to the port of Kyllini in the mainland Greece. Normally tourists arrive by car or by bus to Zakynthos through Kyllini. For more information, please check the timetable of Levante Ferries

   

Accommodation & Meals          

   

Accommodation: In the seafront hotel Strada Marina, in the center of the town of Zakynthos (Zante), in comfortable rooms with two to three beds (bathrooms with shower and WC, TV, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and a fridge). Laundry service and free Wi-Fi are available at the hotel. Participants are not expected to bring any additional equipment, bedclothes or towels. Single rooms are available upon request for the supplement of 200 EUR per week. Staying an extra day at the hotel costs 50 EUR (per night per person).   

Meals:The admission fee covers only breakfast. Lunches and dinners are not included. The prices of the inexpensive and mid-ranged restaurants vary between 10 - 20 Euros for a three-course menu.          

   

Free Time & Trips   

   

Free time: Zakynthos offers a lot of opportunities for sports and entertainment. Possible leisure activities during the siesta and days off are: swimming, sunbathing, surfing, scuba diving, fishing, sailing. 

Participants can visit the most famous landmark of the island Navagio beach, the numerous natural "Blue Caves", cut into cliffs around Cape Skinari, the mountain village Keri is located in the far south of the island.    

     

Technicalities & Practicalities   

   

Insurance: The admission fee does not cover insurance. It is mandatory to arrange your own health insurance before your trip to Greece. All EU citizens can use Greek medical services as long as they can provide evidence of their home-country health insurance with a card/certificate, etc.

Weather: South-European (Transitional Mediterranean to Continental) climate with hot summers (30-40° C) dominates in the region. Rainy and chillier days in this season are not uncommon.

What to bring?

  • A pair of comfortable shoes for walking/hiking;
  • Sun-hat
  • Medication - only prescription medicines you may need. It is not necessary to bring non-prescription medicine from your country since you can buy all basic non-prescription drugs in Greece.
  •  A converter to EU type electricity wall-plug if needed.
  • A good attitude for work, fun, study and discoveries ;)

 The Admission fee      

   

The Admission fee includes: educational and fieldwork activities, B&B accommodation (hotel + breakfast per day), tools, materials, project Handbook, issue of Certificate of Attendance, excursions/sightseeing tours/entrance fees and administrative costs.

The price in USD is for orientation. Please check current exchange rates! 

   Super Early Bird Special - by November 30, 2017:

Super Early Bird Admission fee for one week project session is 1214 EUR / approx. 1457 USD 

Super Early Bird Admission fee for two week project session is 1955 EUR / approx. 2346 USD 

Super Early Bird Admission fee for three week project session is 2720 EUR/ approx. 3264 USD    

   

    Early Bird Special - by January 31, 2018:                

   

Early Bird Admission fee for one week project session is 1214 EUR / approx. 1457 USD

Early Bird Admission fee for two week project session is 2069 EUR / approx. 2483 USD

Early Bird Admission fee for three week project session is 2879 EUR/ approx. 3455 USD 

       

  Regular admission fee - after January 31, 2018:   

   

The Regular Admission fee for one week project session is 1349 EUR / approx. 1618 USD   

The Regular Admission fee for two week project session is 2299 EUR / approx. 2759 USD   

The Regular Admission fee for three week project session is 3199 EUR / approx. 3839 USD

   

Admission Fee Transfer Options:

- Bank transfer
- Online transfers via the Balkan Heritage virtual POS Terminal VISA, MASTERCARD & MAESTRO cards are accepted.

For further information contact Admissions Office at [email protected]!

   


Discounts off the regular admission fee:      

* 5% DISCOUNT OFF the regular admission fee available for:

  1. Participation in more than 1 BHFS projects in 2018. (5% discount is valid for all project sessions to be attended).
  2. Membership in the Archaeological Institute of America.

* 10% DISCOUNT OFF the regular admission fee available for:

  1. Participation in any BHFS project/s in the past.

* 12% DISCOUNT OFF the regular admission fee available for:

  1. Group Participation (three or more people, who participate together in one BHFS project in 2018). The discount is valid for each participant.

* 15% DISCOUNT OFF the regular admission fee is available for:

  1. Group Participation (three or more people, who participate together in more than one BHFS project in 2018). The discount is valid for each participant for all projects sessions to be attended.
  2. BHFS alumni, who participate in more than one BHFS project or project session in 2018. (15% discount is valid only for the second, third etc. project to be attended).

Note, 5% of every admission fee for this project directly supports the Balkan Heritage Protection Fund's activities!

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Academic credits

   

New Bulgarian University grants 3/6/9 ECTS credits to students for attending the one/two/three week sessions. Transcripts of Records (ToR) are available upon request for an additional tuition fee starting from 141 EUR for three ECTS credits. For details please read carefully the Regulations for obtaining Transcripts of Records.      

   

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