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Posted: 06/09/2013

Israel Antiquities Authority
International Conservation Center - Citta di Roma, Israel

In 2005, The Israel Antiquities Authority, the Old Akko Development Company, and the Akko Municipality joined forces and founded the International Conservation Center – Città di Roma. The Center’s objective is to provide training in all preservation and conservation professions. Programs focus on both the theoretical and the practical aspects of conservation. The Center is situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old City of Acre, Israel. A site that provides intimate access to the veritable living laboratory of the historic living city for the study and application of practical heritage conservation. The Center serves as a place of study for researchers in the field, as well as for students, from Israel and abroad, providing them with hands-on conservation experience. Additional programs and activities reflect and feature Acre’s rich cultural heritage, and encourage economic development for the city’s residents. The continued development of the Center is due to fruitful cooperation between the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Cultural Ministry of the Italian Government. In 2009 the mayor of Rome Giovanni Alemano bestowed upon the Center, the prestigious “Dan David” award to commemorate the Italian activities in San Giovanni di Acre during the Middle Ages. This collaboration provides the Center access to unrivaled Italian conservation specialists. Acre is an historic port city on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, and is home to remains of world cultures including the Hellenistic, Roman, Mamluk, Crusaders, Ottoman Empire, and the British Mandate.

Fall Practical Conservation Training Internship
Internship Opportunity
Old Acre, Western US
Open Until

Saving the Stones is an immersive cultural heritage experience, characterized by a training internship in conservation and historic preservation this fall from August 26 to January 24. Intended to give young professionals, and recent graduates in a variety of interdisciplinary fields, hands-on experience on active conservation projects.  

Held at the campus of the Center in the inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Acre, Israel, this training internship provides inti ate access to the veritable living laboratory for the study and application of practical heritage conservation methods and skills.

Three intensive months foundational conservation and historic preservation studies, including theoretical and practical documentation and survey methods, and treatment planning through to application. Two months optional advanced practicum , during which the knowledge acquired by the foundation unit is applied and thorough personal research is conducted.

On site practical training with ongoing national conservation projects. such as mortar and stone preservation at David's Tomb and the Western Wall Tunnels, mosaic conservation at Caesarea, and historic building technologies in Acre.

Throughout the program  interns work alongside conservation specialists, archaeologists, and architects of the highest professional and academic level.

Training is full time, Sunday through Thursday, 08:30-16:30. Weekends are free. Course program m ing is taughtentirely in English.

http://conservationcenter.org.il //info@conservationcenter.org.il for inquiries

How to apply
Email an application to: info@conservationcenter.org.il Applications can be found on our website: http://conservationcenter.org.il/sts/application/
Shelley-Anne Peleg
Phone: +9729817322
Weizmann 1
Old Acre, 24110

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