San Gemini Preservation Studies is a summer field school, now in its 18th year, that organizes lectures, research, fieldwork, workshops and fieldtrips in the disciplines of historic preservation, restoration and conservation. It is located in Central Italy in the city of San Gemini.
These programs focus on the study of architectural survey and restoration, traditional methods of painting, conservation of archaeological ceramics and the restoration of books and works of art on paper. The field projects involve the sketching, analyzing and restoration of medieval buildings, the archaeological excavation in the ancient Roman city of Carsulae, as well as work on local archival material.
The program is a collaboration between scholars from various universities and local preservation groups, fostering a multidisciplinary approach to historic preservation. All academic activities are held in English.
San Gemini Preservation Studies
International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies
203 Seventh Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
tel. 718 768 3508