Advanced Training Course - "Methodologies and problems in the restoration of Egyptian sarcophagi from the XXI Dynasty"

L'Istituto Europeo del Restauro has established an advanced specialisation course intended for learning techniques and methodologies applied in the restoration of Egyptian sarcophagi from the XXI dynasty.

The course will give participants the opportunity to take part in an experience of laboratory work at an advanced level, during which they will study and implement preservation and restoration techniques on polychrome wooden archaeological materials, as well as study materials in the field, processing techniques and the preservative history of the Egyptian sarcophagi from the XXI dynasty.



To train specialists who are capable of operating independently or in teams at a national and international level.



The course is mainly practical, and theoretical topics covered will be integrated during laboratory hours.



The course is aimed at Italian and foreign candidates between the ages of 22 and 35, restorers, restorer assistants, graduates or near-graduates in programs related to the preservation and restoration of cultural heritage.



IER Egyptian sarcophagi restoration laboratory

Aragonese Castle of Ischia (NA)



The course will last 6 months for a total of 1,032 hours, with daily attendance from Monday to Friday.

The course will take place from 15 May 2019 to 13 December 2019, with a summer break from August 1 to 31.



Selected students will be awarded a scholarship that will cover the entire cost of the course and will also include a grant of €3,000.00 (Threethousand/00) for travel and accommodation expenses, which will be paid after the end of the course to those who will have attended at least 80% of the scheduled hours and will have passed the course.

Students will also be provided with:

  • insurance
  • individual and shared accident prevention devices
  • all the equipment and materials needed for work in the laboratory.

Selected students who are not scholarship winners will also be able to participate in the course by paying the registration fee of € 4000.00 (Fourthousand/00).



Interested candidates must send their application for admission by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with attached documents:

  • completed and signed course application form (see Attached)
  • a short motivational letter
  • curriculum vitae, on which the required qualifications and previous experiences in the field of restoration are clearly shown
  • copy of personal ID document
  • one or more letters of reference from a professor or former employer written on letterhead paper, which proves the seriousness of the candidacy for eventual contact in order to understand the degree of preparation of the candidate



It is possible to request more information by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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