Course Name: 
Conservation Course in Archaeology UD
Convento di San Nicola, Belmonte in Sabina, Rieti, Italy
Course Description: 

Conservation Course in Archaeology (CCA) 2013 is a collaboration between University of Delaware (UD), Delaware and Centro di Conservazione Archeologica (CCA) – Roma.

The course took place between the 10th and the 30th of June 2013, and it was attended by fourteen undergraduate students from the Bachelor of Arts in Art Conservation at University of Delaware.

The aim of the program, designed under the supervision of Dr. Roberto Nardi, was introducing the principles of conservation of cultural heritage.

This aim was pursued through lectures and theoretical lessons, hands-on experience with original Roman artifacts, visits to archaeological sites, and practical seminars on traditional materials and technology.

Lectures and practical activities were delivered by professionals from CCA – Rome and international experts.

The students had also the occasion to do fieldwork on the archaeological excavation of Sant’Imbenia (SS), a Roman villa in Sardinia.

For more information on the Sant’Imbenia conservation project see:

Roman villa of Sant'Imbenia. Restoration of mural paintings, stuccoes and stone materials.

Finally, students were able to experience the living cultural heritage of Sabina, the area where CCA’s headquarters are located. They got first-hand experience of local products, traditional cooking, olive oil and wine production.