Apply now for the restoration camps in Gjirokastra and Mitrovica!

There’s a little more than a week left to apply for one of the two exciting Regional Restoration Camps (RRC) happening September 13 – 27.

The 19th RRC in Gjirokastra will focus primarily on building conservation, heritage management and interpretation, while the 20th RRC in Mitrovica will be about the conservation of movable objects and interpretation within a museum setting. Send in your appliation by July 25. UPDATE: Deadline for Mitrovica Camp only extended to July 31.

Mitrovica Camp

MITROVICA CAMP (13 – 27 SEPT)

museum object conservation | interpretation

Lecture themes:

  • Introduction to the Museum of the City of Mitrovica
  • Challenges and aspirations of the Museum – guided tour
  • Introduction to Interpretation
  • Introduction to conservation
  • Protection and management of movable heritage in Kosovo
  • Universal Access
  • Bringing objects alive – Interpretation and communication of heritage
  • Challenges of managing a museum in the Balkans
  • Museums as alternative art spaces
  • Museum collections and public inclusion

Practical works:

  • Preventive conservation
  • Textile conservation
  • Organic object conservation
  • Cataloguing objects

Gjirokastra RRC

GJIROKASTRA CAMP (13 – 27 SEPT)

building conservation | heritage management | interpretation

Lecture themes:

  • Gjirokastra as a part of Albanian Heritage
  • Cultural Heritage Conservation – Introduction
  • Introduction to Interpretation
  • Principles and Tools for Documentation
  • A Historical Building and Its Value
  • Environmental impact – additional argument for using organic materials
  • Lime Mortars & Renders
  • Earth Architecture and Mud Plasters
  • Importance of Historical Crafts
  • Stone in historical structures, characteristics & failure
  • Timber as historical material; Adequate repairs of historic timber
  • Interpretation of Historical Sites – Introduction & Theoretical Frameworks; Practical Applications, Use & Relevance
  • Managing the Historic Urban Landscape
  • Economical benefits of cultural heritage preservation
  • Free hand drawing classes at Skenduli House

Practical works:

  1. Dalipi house – survey
  2. Vaso Naka house – restoration of the roof of the entrance door
  3. Qemo Lani, bazaar shop – plaster works
  4. Selami Kore house – plaster works

DETAILS FOR BOTH CAMPS

For participants originally from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia

CHwB will cover the following costs of the Camp:

  • Tuition
  • On-site accommodation with breakfast
  • Camp excursions
  • Materials for camp participation, including tools, papers, etc.

Participants will be responsible for paying for:

  • Their own meals
  • Travel to the location of the Camp
    (CHwB will not cover those costs.)

For participants coming from any other countries

Participants originally from countries not listed above must pay a 750 euro fee, which covers:

  • Tuition
  • On-site accommodation with breakfast
  • Camp excursions
  • Materials for camp participation, including tools, papers, etc.

Participants will be responsible for paying for:

  • Their own meals
  • Travel to the location of the Camp
    (The 750 euro participation fee does not cover those costs.)

TO APPLY

1. Download the PDF application form (below)

Camp Application 2014.pdf

2. Fill out the application completely, including all supporting documents

3. Send the entire application by email or post to:

Email:
gro.b1643041091whc@c1643041091rr1643041091

Post:
CHwB Regional Office
Rr. Ismail Qemali
P. 34/1, Kati III, Zyra 15
Tiranë, ALBANIA

4. CHwB will confirm that we have received your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 1 week, please contact CHwB at gro.b1643041091whc@c1643041091rr1643041091

We look forward to seeing you in Gjirokastra or Mitrovica!

A note for past RRC participants: If you would like to experience the Camps again, you may apply to be a volunteer leader (a separate application can be found here), or you may attend a second time by paying the full participation fee.

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