Bolgar, Russia

Archaeological textile and leather: conservation, restoration, reconstruction

when 20 August 2018 - 2 September 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee USD 61

Fieldwork with fragile organic archeological materials requires professionalskills and competence. Textile and leather are quite rare archeological finds, but it could not be excluded fromtheset of archeological artefacts. If textile or leather are discovered by the excavation, itoften will crumble, because of theinability to stabilize the processes of deterioration, in orderto pack correctly you mustcomply with the storage conditions, itmight be seen byaprofessional restorer. During this programme participants learn theparticularity of archaeological textile and leather, their structure, useful conditions of preservation, technologies for the fieldwork conservation and research.

Working languages: Russian and English. The programme is delivered in Russian with interpretation and translation to English provided by a certified interpreter.

Application via website

Course leader

Dr Olga Orfinskaya (Grabar Art Conservation Centre, Egyptology Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, Likhachev Institute of Heritage (Moscow, Russia))

Target group

This programme is for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, regardless of nationality. Recent graduates up to the age of 35 are also welcome.

Credits info

2 EC
The duration of the course is 72 academic hours

Fee info

USD 61: Tution fee covers visa support and coffee breaks.


Food, and accommodation are provided thanks to generous support of Khalikov Institute of Archaeology and Bolgar State Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve