Intensive 8-day programme focused on organic materials, particularly ethnographic artefacts, bringing together experts in a collaborative and interdisciplinary workshop week.
Campus Mutsaard, University of Antwerp, Belgium
23 - 31 August 2017
- Master students in Conservation Studies
- Professionals, working in the field of restauration or conservation of ethnographic artifacts, with at least 2 years of experience
- Interested parties within the field, such as cultural anthropologists
Etnocoll, FARO, King Baudouin Foundation
The summer school will take eight days, including an excursion day in the weekend. Each day experts and students will discuss a topic in the morning. In the afternoon the focus is on practice.
During four days, we will widen the field of research on ethnographic artifacts. Participants will learn about the most relevant non-destructive research techniques and how to put these techniques to use. They will also acquire the skills necessary for reading, understanding and researching marks, combination of materials, different layers of dirt, coating(s), paintings, corrosion, pest damages... Following the reading and understanding of the object, types of cleaning, gluing and consolidation will be presented, discussed and sometimes practiced.
Furthermore, the participants will research an ethnographic museum object. Central question: which information to gather and how to do it.
The Saturday excursion will already look at museum storages with ethnographic material and exhibitions with ethnographic displays. The following two days, we will look at and discuss storage environment and materials, as well making mounting materials and storage covers.
The last day participants give a personal presentation of their own object and the report they have written during the summer school, and a group presentation about their work in the museums.
3 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful completion of the programme.
Fee includes coffee breaks, transportation for excursions, one group dinner and social activities. Does not include lunch or accommodation.
University of Antwerp students are entitled to a refund of €150.
Online through Mobility Online. The application deadline has passed, but interested and motivated participants can still apply.