CoursesShort and Summer CoursesRestoration of Archaeological Ceramics in Orvieto


The first edition of the short course in restoration of archaeological ceramics is being launched thanks to the recent collaboration between the Institute for Art and Restoration and Fondazione per il Centro Studi in Orvieto. The course will give participants knowledge of archaeological digs and help the develop a theoretical and practical approach to restoration of archaeological artefacts from the area around Orvieto. 

Timetable and Location

From Monday to Friday every morning from 09.00 to 13.00 for a total of 80 hours.

The course will be held in Palazzo Simoncelli in Piazza del Popolo, 18, Orvieto and at archaeological digs.


The course is open to all participants, both Italian and international. No previous experience is necessary.

International students should have basic knowledge of Italian.


At the end of the course a certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants.


  • Onsite excavation at the Necropolis of the Orvieto Area
  • Classification of fragments and reconstruction techniques.
  • Sampling.
  • Study of deterioration due to chemical and atmospheric agents.
  • Mechanical and chemical cleaning techniques.
  • Consolidation techniques.
  • Reconstruction and integration with wax and gesso.
  • Pictorial integration techniques.


To register for the course, applicants must send the following documents to the Institute for Art and Restoration: 

1. Registration form 
2. Administrative Regulations 
3. Copy of the payment receipt for the entire fee for the course 
4. A photocopy of an identity document 

Applicants can send the registration form via mail to, by fax (+39 055 217963) or by post to Via Maggio, 13 50125 Florence. 

Applicants are invited to enrol no later than two weeks before the course starts. Applications will be accepted until all available places are filled. 
Fee payments can be made directly to the Administrative Office or by sending a check or money order to: 

Institute for Art and Restoration 
Via Maggio, 13 
50125 Florence 

Alternatively you can pay by bank transfer, payable to the Institute for Art and Restoration, UNICREDIT SPA, agenzia di Firenze, Via de’ Vecchietti

Iban: IT 33 E 02008 02837 000000880880 (SWIFT: UNCRITM1F86) 


Restoration of Archaeological Ceramics in Orvieto

Orvieto edition

Istituto per l'Arte e il Restauro

80 hours
from 01/07/2019 to 26/07/2019


Next edition
from 02/09/2019 to 27/09/2019

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