RESTORATION of PAINTINGS

Courses

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

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.


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
One-Year Course: € 15,000.00 (non-EU students)
One-Year Course: € 13,000.00 (EU students)

Semester Course: € 8,700.00 (non-EU students)
Semester Course: € 7,800.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
    ONE-YEAR program
      I. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
      (Winter break: Dec. 21, 2020 - Jan. 8, 2021)
      II. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021
      III. April 26, 2021 - December 17, 2021
      (Summer break: July 26 - Sept. 3)
      IV. September 6, 2021 - April 22, 2022
      (Winter break: Dec. 20, 2020 - Jan. 7, 2021)

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

 

Master Course

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.


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
Master One-Year Course: € 16,600.00 (non-EU students)
Master One-Year Course: € 15,600.00 (EU students)

Master Semester Course: € 9,900.00 (non-EU students)
Master Semester Course: € 8,900.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
One-Year program
    I. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
    (Winter break: Dec. 21, 2020 - Jan. 8, 2021)
    II. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021
    III. April 26, 2021 - December 17, 2021
    (Summer break: July 26 - Sept. 3)
    IV. September 6, 2021 - April 22, 2022
    (Winter break: Dec. 20, 2020 - Jan. 7, 2021)

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

 

Short Course

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.

Start Dates
・October 19, 2020
・November 2, 2020
・November 16, 2020
・November 30, 2020
・January 11, 2021
・February 1, 2021
・February 15, 2021
・March 1, 2021
・March 15, 2021
・April 12, 2021
・May 3, 2021
・May 17, 2021
・May 31, 2021

For other dates, please inquire

Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
1-week course: € 800.00
2-week course: € 1,200.00
4-week course: € 1,980.00
6-week course: € 2,820.00
8-week course: € 3,660.00
10-week course: € 4,500.00
12-week course: € 5,340.00

For other durations, please inquire

Language
With English interpreter

 

Summer Intensive Course

Note: the "Summer Intensive Course" has the same contents as the "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.

Start Dates
・May 2, 2021
・May 16, 2021
・May 30, 2021
・June 13, 2021
・June 27, 2021
・July 11, 2021
・July 25, 2021
・August 22, 2021
・September 5, 2021
・September 19, 2021

Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
2-week course: € 2,600.00
4-week course: € 4,600.00
6-week course: € 6,400.00
8-week course: € 8,200.00
12-week course: € 11,000.00

    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.

Language
With English interpreter

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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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Restoration of Paintings Course