with USAID SCHEP and ISCR - Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il
Restauro Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo
“Conservation of Underground
Wall Paintings and Archaeological Structures”
About USAID SCHEP:
USAID SCHEP is a four year USAID
project that aims to foster community and economic development through training
and utilizing best practices in cultural heritage preservation and management.
USAID SCHEP is implemented by The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR).
USAID SCHEP employs a holistic
approach for conducting cultural resource management by utilizing a grassroots
social engagement model that emphasizes the local communities as the primary
stakeholders in cultural heritage preservation. In addition to SCHEP supported
cultural heritage sites, SCHEP works to build capacity for university students
and recent graduates who wish to pursue careers in the field.
The training aims to provide the
essential knowledge useful to deal with the conservation of archaeological wall
paintings in an underground environment. In particular, it is fundamental to
transmit the knowledge of the general issues connected with this problem to the
personnel in charge of the decision-making aspects on field.
Training will cover topics such
as how preservation of underground painted environments can be implemented,
standard painting techniques in Roman wall paintings, biological threats to the
conservation of paintings within hypogeal structures, and methodology in the
wall paintings conservation. Also are specific problems of conservation of the
wall paintings in the underground environment, microclimate aspects of hypogeal
archaeological environments and first-aid intervention, as well as worksite
experience within Bayt Ra’s of newly discovered Hypogeum.
Training will held at the
Department of Antiquities office in Bayt Ra’s/Irbid during September 17-21,
University student or recent graduate
majoring in conservation.
Good written and spoken Arabic and English.
How to Apply:
To apply, please send a CV and
cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with
the subject (Training Opportunity in Conservation). Deadline for the
submission of application is September 14, 2017.