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Archaeological Conservation Institute (ACI) is a collaboration between Randolph College, Virginia and Centro di Conservazione Archeologica (CCA) – Roma. The course was held under the direction of Roberto Nardi (CCA’s director) and Susan Stevens (Professor of Classics and archaeology, Randolph College). Its second edition was attended by undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines from Randolph College, Virginia. The course was held at the CCA’s headquarters in Convento di San Nicola in Belmonte in Sabina, Rieti. The 2012 program combined theoretical lectures with intensive laboratory practice, presentation and discussion of case studies and study trips to cultural destinations in Italy. Other cultural activities enabled the students to experience the rich gastronomic tradition of central Italy. Laboratory practice focussed on the treatment of wall paintings and marble fragments from the Roman Villa of Sant’Imbenia in Sardinia, as well as on a Roman mosaic from the Villa del Quadraro, Rome, dating to the 3rd century A.D.