Convento di San Nicola Belmonte in Sabina, Rieti, Italy
Italy study abroad
Mosaic excavation and conservation internship in Italy
The CCA is the site of our 2013 undergraduate internship experience, for June 9-30, 2013. Roberto Nardi, from the Center for Archaeological Conservation, has put together for us an exciting program for mosaic conservation. The workshop is 70 km from Rome, in a 13th-century Franciscan convent perched atop a hill. This is where the program will be based (living and working). In addition to the conservation experiences, you students will meet champions of international conservation such as Gael de Guichen, and tour Rome with experts on weekends, as well as cooking classes in the evening. The first week will involve fieldwork in Sardinia. You will be excavating and preparing for transport a Medusa mosaic that you will then unite with its central medallion (excavated last year) at the workshop in Rieti. One of our WUDPAC Fellows will be the UD escort to Italy and during the trip, but he will be staying on beyond June to complete an eight week summer work project at the Center.
Also Note: As a UD student, you are automatically covered by SOS International for emergency travel assistance outside of the U.S. We encourage you to register on SOS’s website and sign-up for emergency email updates for the countries you will visit. To access the policy, go to http://www.udel.edu/RM/internationalone.html and login via CAS to the “International SOS Portal.” Scroll down to see UD’s policy number, then register at http://www.internationalsos.com.
While in Italy, the honors undergraduate students will be blogging about their experiences and posting pictures. Feel free to follow: Art Conservation in Italy