San Gemini, Terni (TR), Italy

Building Restoration – Touching the Stones

when 29 May 2017 - 23 June 2017
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee USD 3

Touching the Stones - Historic Buildings Restoration and Analysis (May 29 thru June 23, 2017) is a unique program where participants get to work hands-on restoring historic buildings. The program also includes analyzing buildings using free-hand drawing (sketching) as the main form of documentation.

Course leader

Director: Massimo Cardillo
Associate Director: Nikos Vakalis
Contact information:
(718) 768-3508

Target group

Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Urban Planning, Classics, Archaeology, Chemistry, Museum Studies, History

Course aim

Course 1, dealing with the restoration of historic masonry buildings, lectures focus on building materials, such as stone, brick, mortars and stucco, mechanisms of decay and restoration techniques, while the afternoon workshop offers hands-on experience restoring the façade of the church of San Carlo (13th C.). Course 2 examines building typologies, structural systems, materials, components and construction methods used in traditional Italian buildings. The afternoon sketching workshop offers the opportunity to read, analyze and document historic structures in San Gemini's medieval core.

Credits info

6 EC
SGPS is not an accrediting institution. However, we recommend participants receive 6 credits from their home universities for completing this program.

Fee info

USD 3: Academic costs for the equivalent of 6 units, transportation during academic field trips within Italy that are part of that course, materials and tools, buffet reception, welcome packet, and final dinner. Tuition does not include: travel to San Gemini, food, required insurance.
USD 550: Accommodations.


Applicants should look for financial aid with their home university.