Saving the Stones is a three or five month internship in conservation and historic preservation. It is initiated by the International Conservation Center in Old Acre and is a joint project of the MASA Israel Journey, Israel Antiquities Authority, the Old Acre Development Company, and the Acre Municipality.
Held at the campus of the International Conservation Center in the inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Acre, Saving the Stones provides intimate access to the veritable living laboratory for the study and application of practical heritage conservation methods and skills. 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.
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 application with ongoing national conservation projects. Including: mortar and stone preservation at David's Tomband the Western Wall Tunnels, mosaic conservation at Caesarea, and historic building technologies in Acre.
Throughout the program, interns work alongside conservation specialists, archeologists, and architects of the highest professional and academic level.
You will develop your conservation skills and techniques, make important contacts, and gain the practical experience you need to stand out in the eyes of future employers and graduate school admissions.
Generous tuition grants and scholarships are available!
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Posted: September 12, 2012
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