Methodologies and problems in the restoration of Egyptian sarcophagi

Practical laboratory Course



Istituto Europeo del Restauro has established a scholarship for participation in a practical specialisation course intended for learning techniques and methodologies applied in the restoration of Egyptian sarcophagi.

The course will offer participants the opportunity to take part in an experience of laboratory work at an advanced level, during which they will study, deepen and carry out preservation and restoration techniques on polychrome wooden archaeological materials.



The course aims to train specialists who are capable of operating,  independently or in a team, at a national and international level.



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



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



The course will take place from 28 June 2021 to 30 November 2021, with a summer break from August 9 to 22.



7 and a half hours a day, from Monday to Friday.



IER Egyptian sarcophagi restoration laboratory

Aragonese Castle, Ischia (NA)



Selected students will be awarded a scholarship that will cover the entire cost of the course and will also include a contribution of €2000 (twothousand/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.

Participants will also be provided with:

  • insurance

  • individual and shared accident prevention devices

  • all the equipment and materials needed for work in the laboratory.



Interested candidates must send their application for admission by e-mail to Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. with attached documents:

  • 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) letter 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


Application deadline: 18 June 2021

The selection results will be communicated personally to successful applicants by e-mail no later than 21 June 2021



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