With the headline "STONES IN ARMENIAN ARCHITECTURE - Stone decay, damage assessment, stone properties, practical conservation and preservation of the cultural heritage" in 2019 a first summer school will take place in Armenia. Three summer schools will be organized from 2019 to 2021 in the framework of the research and training project „Building stones in the architectural heritage of Armenia“ supported bei the VOLKSWAGEN FOUNDATION (AZ 93919) with Prof. Dr. Siegfried Siegesmund as the project manager in charge.
The training mentor will be Dr. Wanja Wedekind supported by several armenian and german experts.
Deadline for application is the 15th November 2018.
The aim of this project is to establish three year training and qualification courses in the field of geosciences and conservation science. Graduates will learn all the necessary techniques and the scientific background in regards to present-day methods and techniques of stone and monument preservation.
An important and actual research question with respect to significant cultural heritage monuments is the understanding of weathering processes and the application of conservation treatments, e.g. salt reduction and stone consolidation.
Further information and the application form can be download here.