"Spot Tests for Material Characterization" workshop

"Spot Tests for Material Characterization" workshop for July 2010

To be held in the new conservation laboratory at Kaman-Kalehöyük excavation, Turkey, by Nancy Odegaard and Scott Carrlee (formerly Scott Carroll) from July 5 to July 8, 2010 (4 days). Kaman-Kalehöyük is located approximately 3 hours by automobile southeast from Ankara. The workshop will be hosted by the Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology, sponsored by the Middle Eastern Culture Center in Japan (MECCJ), (Tokyo). A maximum of 12 participants can be accepted.

This four day course provides conservators and other professionals with a "tool kit" of practical tests for materials characterization, useful for research and examination of artifacts. The instructors use their text Material Characterization Tests for Objects of Art and Archaeology (2005). The course takes a hands-on approach and most of the course time will be spent by the participants preparing and executing characterization tests in a lab setting. Curriculum will include:

The workshop will be held in the English language and therefore fluency in English is required of the participants. We anticipate that this workshop will be of particular interest to conservators and archaeologists working in Turkey although people who are working in other countries may also attend.

Tuition is 820$Please contact with Alice Boccia Paterakis,
Director of Conservation, JIAA
about the details for the payments.
(e-mail: alicepaterakis@yahoo.com )
, room and board is included in this cost. Payment in advance will be required in order to hold your place in the workshop that will be carried out by bank draft (wired) to Tokyo. Visas are required of non-Turkish citizens to attend the course and must be applied for in December 2009. Participants will be required to bring a few supplies, including the publication Material Characterization Tests for Objects of Art and Archaeology, by Nancy Odegaard, Scott Carroll, and Werner Zimmt, Archetype Publications, 2nd ed., 2005.

Please contact Alice Boccia Paterakis for further information. To register for the course please send your c.v. and a letter of interest to the email address below as soon as possible. The dead line for the application is coming soon, 1st June. Your place in the workshop will be secured once payment has been received in Tokyo. Further details regarding payment procedure will be provided upon request.

Alice Boccia Paterakis
Director of Conservation
Kaman-Kalehöyük Excavation
Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology
email: alicepaterakisyahoo.com