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San Gemini Preservation Studies

San Gemini landscapeThe San Gemini Preservation Studies GPS course is a four-week, 6-8 credit hour course in San Gemini, Umbria, Italy. This program is a series of courses, field projects and media and place-based experiences aimed at fostering the preservation of cultural heritage. The program offers students both theoretical knowledge in the class- room and hands-on skills on field projects and workshops.

Session 1: May 27 - June 21, 2019
Session 2: July 8 - August 2, 2019
Intersession: June 23 - July 2, 2019

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Cost

$4550 (6 credit hours). 
Includes: Course and credit hour costs; housing (shared apartments with laundry and kitchen facilities); insurance.
Does not include flight or travel fees or food. The cost of living in San Gemini is especially reasonable for Italy.

About San Gemini

San Gemini is a beautiful, small hill town in Umbria along the ancient Roman road, the Via Flaminia. Located between Rome and Florence, it is a convenient base for travel in central Italy. Rome can be reached in one hour and a half; other cities such as Perugia, Spoleto, Todi, Assisi, and Orvieto are even closer. Situated within easy reach of a wealth of cultural resources (museums, libraries, and many of the world’s treasures of art and architecture), San Gemini is a friendly town where students can easily meet local people and enjoy life in the Italian countryside.  All San Gemini Preservation Studies faculty members hold Adjunct Faculty status at West Virginia University. Learn more about the San Gemini Preservation Studies International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies at their website

Eligibility

This program and the associated courses are open to all students who have an interest in art, architecture, and archival preservation, conservation, and restoration. It is ideal for those contemplating careers in galleries, museums, archives, libraries, and state parks with collections of art, documents, or objects of material culture. It is ideal for students who plan to go into art and object conservation or historic preservation fields.  WVU is a School of Record for San Gemini Preservation Studies. Students who are not currently WVU students may apply to the university for summer matriculation to receive regular course credit for the courses listed below.  For more information on this process please contact:
WVU Education Abroad Office 
B-3 Purinton House 
PO Box 6313, Morgantown, WV 26506 
P: 304-293-6955
F: 304-293-6957
educationabroad@mail.wvu.edu 

Courses in Summer 2019


Courses are co-requisites: S ession 1: May 27 - June 21
ARHS 491: Professional Field Experience—Restoration and Analysis of Historic Buildings in Italy--3 credit hours
AND 
ARHS 491: Professional Field Experience—Sketching and Analyzing Historic Buildings in Italy--3 credit hours

ARHS 491: Professional Field Experience: Conservation and Restoration of Book Bindings--3 credit hours
AND
ARHS 491: Professional Field Experience: History and Craft of Book Bindings--3 credit hours

ARHS 491: Professional Field Experience–Analysis of Archaeological Ceramics--3 credit hours
AND
ARHS 491: Professional Field Experience—Restoration of Archaeological Ceramics--3 credit hours

Courses are co-requisites: Session 2: July 8 - August 2
ARHS 491: Professional Field Experience—Paper Restoration in Books and Archival Documents Theory--3 credit hours
AND
ARHS 491: Professional Field Experience—Paper Restoration in Books and Archival Documents Workshop--3 credit hours
*Professional Field Experience— Restoration: Theory, Ethics and Issues-2 credit hours (may be taken with the above two courses)

ARHS 491: Professional Field Experience— Traditional Painting: Methods of Painting and Restoration Issues—3 credit hours
AND
ARHS 491: Professional Field Experience— Workshop Traditional Painting: Materials Methods—3 credit hours
AND
Professional Field Experience— Restoration: Theory, Ethics and Issues--2 credit hours

In addition to applying to WVU, student will also need to fill out an application form with San Gemini Preservation Studies:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScY4AzM7bqBz2OPlWtBa-GJ_D5fWlqfO1SQ-pPr4CHZpkYWfQ/viewform   

Questions? Contact

Dr. Rhonda Reymond, Associate Professor of Art History
Rhonda.Reymond@mail.wvu.edu