RESTORATION of PAINTINGS

Courses

  • Summer Intensive Course
  • One-Year Course | Semester Course
  • Master Course
  • Art Short Course
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One-Year Course ・ Semester Course

Course Schedule
    ONE-YEAR program
      I. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
      II. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
      (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
      III. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021
      IV. April 26, 2021 - December 17, 2021
      (Summer break: July 24 - Sept. 5)

      SEMESTER program
        I. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
        II. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
        III. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
        IV. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
        V. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
        VI. January 10, 2022 - April 22, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

Overview

The program of restoration of paintings is designed to provide students with the education and training required to prepare them for career as conservators of those material artifacts that are of artistic, historic, or other cultural significance.
The instructional program at Accademia Riaci prepares students for continued professional growth and development throughout their careers and gives them an appreciation of the possibility to contribute to continuing evolution of restoration profession.
The program emphasizes the importance of understanding and respecting the aesthetic and cultural significance of artifacts requiring restoration, the scientific and technical means of identifying the materials employed in the fabrication and restoration of artifacts, and the understanding of their properties, the modes and mechanisms of the deterioration of art and restoration materials, the procedures and techniques employed in restoration documentation, the importance of interdisciplinary study that fosters the student’s creative learning in different restoration specialties and allied fields.
Students undertake research projects, laboratory work, and seminars in special areas of restoration such as climatology or the problems ethnographic and archaeological artifacts and gain intensive restoration experience through advanced fieldwork.

 

Master Course

Course Schedule
One-Year program
    I. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
    (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
    II. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
    (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
    III. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021
    IV. April 26, 2021 - December 17, 2021
    (Summer break: July 24 - Sept. 5)

    Semester program
      I. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      II. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      III. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
      IV. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
      V. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
      VI. January 10, 2022 - April 22, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

Overview

Through lecture, studio, and laboratory classes, the students in Master Program at Accademia Riaci concentrate on: The identification of traditional and modern materials and fabrication techniques, the assessment and documentation of the physical condition and the nature and extent of deterioration of the artifact, the measures, which can be taken to prevent damage to the artifact during storage, display, and shipping, the wide variety of techniques and materials employed in the conservation of artifacts, the physical, aesthetic, and pragmatic factors that govern the selection of conservation treatment, the application of physical and chemical principles, as well as scientific methodology to conservation and preservation problems. The course structure of the curriculum provides students with simultaneous instruction in the department’s paintings, paper, and objects specialties as well as in their various subspecialties including ethnographic and archaeological materials. This program structure encourages students to integrate techniques and materials of all restoration specialties in developing solution to restoration problems. The department believes that the greatest educational benefit results when the students is exposed to the full range of problems involved in restoration work and is given experience in selecting and using the appropriate materials and methods. It requires, therefore, that each treatment undertaken by a students be carried through to completion by that student, including consideration of proper housing, display, and, where appropriate, packing and shipping. The department faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized conservator and other conservation specialists with extensive experience in conservation education.

 

Art Short Course

Course Schedule
    1 - 2 - 3 weeks:
    every Monday
    4 - 6 - 8 weeks:
    2020: Feb 10, Mar 9, Apr 6, May 4, Jun 1
    Jun 29, Sep 7, Sep 28, Nov 2, Nov 30
    12 weeks:
    2020: May 4, Jun 1, Sep 7
Language
With English interpreter

Overview

Students will learn various techniques in preserving and restoring historical inheritances through both traditional and the most current techniques. The program emphasizes the importance of understanding and respecting the aesthetic and cultural significance of artifacts requiring restoration. Our courses focus on hands-on training. The instructors are professional restorers who have been active in the field for decades.
Please note our Painting Restoration classes take place in the professors’ studios, located outside the school in Florence.

 

2020 Summer Intensive Course

Course Schedule
    2020 Schedule (the school will be closed for a summer break from August 8 to August 16)

    2 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – May 16 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    July 12 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    August 23 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    September 6 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)
    September 20 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)

    4 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    July 12 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    September 6 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)

    6 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)★

    8 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    July 26 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)★

    12 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★

    only the following subjects: Painting & Drawing, Jewelry Making, Art History, Italian Home Cooking, Gelato Course, Italian language, English language.
Language
With English interpreter

Note: the "Summer Intensive Course" has the same contents as the "Art Short Course", but with a double number of lessons. Furthermore, it includes housing and extracurricular activities and services.

Overview

Students will learn various techniques in preserving and restoring historical inheritances through both traditional and the most current techniques. The program emphasizes the importance of understanding and respecting the aesthetic and cultural significance of artifacts requiring restoration. Our courses focus on hands-on training. The instructors are professional restorers who have been active in the field for decades.
Please note our Painting Restoration classes take place in the professors’ studios, located outside the school in Florence.

Summer Intensive Course fees include:

  • Enrollment fee
  • Tuition
  • Facility fees (no materials)
  • Orientation
  • Welcome lunch
  • Welcome kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder, one lunch ticket)
  • Bus tickets
  • Weekly guided art visits:
    students will visit the best sightseeing and historical monuments of the city.
  • Housing: shared apartments – twin room (single room at an extra cost*)
  • Housing utility costs
  • 4 daily meal + 2 coffee/tea/mineral water vouchers a week
  • Cultural activities: once every 2 weeks
    (e.g.: ceramic laboratory visit, antique market visit, Tuscan farmhouse visit, pizza lesson)
  • English interpretation during lessons with the teacher and visits.

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Teachers

Prof. MARIOTTI & Prof. MATERASSI

Our instructors are professional restorers who have been active in the field for decades. They are meticulous, detail-oriented and patient teachers, who follow students step by step. Prof. MARIOTTI has specialized in restoration of paintings and polychrome works since 1987 and has taught at the Institute for Art and Restoration in Florence dealing with the ongoing restoration of pictorial and Master in Conservation and Restoration. In addition to Italy, she taught in 2003 in Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo, and in 2011 in Valencia. Prof. MATERASSI is specialized in Photographic survey; diagnostics for the preservation of artworks.
Classes take place in the professors’ ateliers, located in Florence. While carrying on their art laboratory projects, they also engage in the teaching activity at Accademia Riaci.

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