Preventive Conservation Field School 2016

Enrolment open now 
Italy May – June 2016

Experience the care of Italian Heritage first hand and hands-on.

The Sibyllam Project is an initiative conceived by Studio Carolina Izzo, in close collaboration with the Museums and Heritage Studies programme at Victoria University of wellington and the Italian Ministry of National Heritage and Cultural Activities.

Take your knowledge to the next level of experience in Italy.  The objective of the field school is to learn about different ways of preserving, conserving and displaying heritage objects.  You will study how professionals in the museum sector interact with works of historical importance.


Working in the Porcelain Room at the Capodimonte Museum, Naples

This is a unique opportunity for you to:

  • learn about, and apply, professional conservation techniques
  • thoroughly examine works displayed or stored in a variety of locations
  • engage in a constructive debate on the problems and issues related to preventive conservation and the preservation of historical objects and other artefacts in museums, churches and other exclusive locations

The tour is aimed at providing conservators, registrars, collection managers, museum curators, architects and selected students with specialist training in preventive conservation from theory to practice.  It will be of interest to a range of participants at different levels; from experienced conservators and museum staff to students with little prior experience.

The primary location of the Field School will be the Capodimonte Museum in Naples with site visits in Florence, Italy.  Under the direction of Carolina Izzo and the guidance of selected Italian experts, participants will have a unique professional experience in the home of conservation.

– Tour fee: NZ$6,200 twin share, NZ$6,500 single (Fee excludes return airfare to Naples, Italy.  These prices are approximate only at this stage and may be subject to change).

– There are places left in the 2016 Field School.   Places must be secured by with a non-refundable $1000 deposit.

To apply or register your interest or for more information about the field school please contact us at

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