"EXPERIENCE" 2019 - Practical Laboratory Course


"Experience" 2019. A practical course in a restoration laboratory



Methodologies and problems of archaeological woods with particular reference to Egyptian artefacts.



from 9 July to 15 November 2019


Laboratory hours:

total of 630 hours



7 hours a day, from Monday to Friday


Course location:

Aragonese Castle, 80077 Ischia (NA), Istituto Europeo del Restauro APS exhibition-restoration laboratory



Annalisa Pilato, restorer

Teodoro Auricchio, restorer



"Experience" is part of a program of mainly practical courses where young professionals or students can learn and apply specific operative methods concerned, in this case, with the specific sector of archaeological wood restoration.


Spoken language in class:


*the teachers can translate in English the concept taught in order to make it possible for students to work in the lab



Certificate of attendance



The program focuses on applying conservation techniques taught by the teachers. The following topics will be covered, in order to be sure that the students have a fair degree of theoretical notions to be able to apply them:

The restoration lab. Safety in the laboratory.

The archaeological wood.

The differences between charred wood, wet wood and dry wood.

Degradation factors.

Scientific Analysis for wood conservation

Materials and equipment.

The consolidation: materials and techniques

Cleaning techniques

Methods of pictorial reintegration

Different methodologies of intervention

Documentation and report of the restoration work

Practical application of acquired notions


Registration fee:

1000,00 € (one thousand/00)



Limited enrolment

Interested candidates must send their curriculum to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to participate in the selection.

It's possible to apply for a scholarship that covers the registration fee and includes a contribution toward living expenses. 

The selection results will be communicated personally to successful applicants by e-mail no later than June 25, 2019


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