Sibyllam Field Study – Italy 2019
Studio Carolina Izzo Invites you to join the Sibyllam Field Study in Italy end of April-May 2019. This is your opportunity to experience Italian Art and Heritage first hand and enhance your understanding of global Museum and Cultural Heritage. The Field Study is for: Registrars, Collection Managers, Museum Curators, Architects and Conservators in training. Students in: Museum Studies, Art History, Anthropology, Chemistry (Conservation related), and Archaeology. The broad skills of selected participants and the impressive exposure to Italian Art and heritage, and industry professionals will provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience and bring depth to your practice.
PROPOSED COURSE ITINERARY
Meet at 10 am at the hotel/B&B in Naples
Visit the city and meet with local Museum staff and/or conservators in their studios
Capodimonte Museum – Meeting with Director and look at the collection. Study the Porcelain Room and continue work carried out previously by the Sibyllam group. The Porcelain Room is located on the second floor of the Museum
Capodimonte Museum – Continue the work in the Porcelain Room
Site visit Naples – Explore and study building conservation on site.
The location will be revealed near the time of the visit
Site Visit to Pompeii – Meet conservation staff (architect/art restorer/archaeologist) at Central Thermal Baths and possibly visit other preservation projects.
Visit Axel Munthe in Capri – From the port of Naples you will take a ferry to Capri and visit the Villa Axel Munthe in Anacapri. Here you will have an opportunity to view the conservation treatments performed by Carolina’s team and engage in discussion about the preservation of objects displayed in difficult climates. We will then visit the 14th-century Charterhouse of S. Giacomo
Travel to Rome in the afternoon. (Everyone is free to choose their time to get to Rome, check-in is normally after 1 pm).
Rome – Visit the Forum and surroundings
Rome – Visit monuments in the centre of Rome and meet on site with conservators
Rome – Visit Anthropology Museum Pigorini
Travel Rome to Florence
Florence – Visit to the prestigious Uffizi Gallery and local conservation sites located in Florence
Morning – 1st day at Palazzo Spinelli Course
Afternoon – TBA
Site Visit – Visit the hills above Florence
Time for you to visit the sites of your interest
Morning – 2nd day at Palazzo Spinelli Course
Afternoon – Visit to the gold factory Giusto Manetti Battiloro, a retrospective of old and new methods of manufacturing the gold leaf
Morning – 3rd course at Palazzo Spinelli Course
Afternoon – Museum Stefano Bardini – An inside look at the history of a collector and antique dealer and the problems associated with maintaining a collection
Morning – 4th and last day at Palazzo Spinelli
Afternoon – The field study ends at 4.00pm.
If not departing on this day you will need to arrange your own overnight accommodation in Florence
– The intercity train travel (Naples-Rome-Florence) is not included in the participation fee
– Daily program schedule is subject to change
– Each morning after breakfast we will have 15/30min catch up before starting the day
– In general we will use public transport – buses, ferry and train
– It is important to remember that there will be a lot of walking each day and the streets are cobbled. Please wear comfortable and sturdy shoes
COURSE FEES (ALL APPROXIMATE)
Approx. NZ $4960.00 including accommodation twin share (USD $3250.00 Euros € 2790.00 Depending on Exchange Rates )
Approx. NZ $5300.00 including accommodation single room (USD $3460.00 Euros € 2970.00 Depending on Exchange Rates )
Please note there are additional course fees associated if you are taking this as a credit course for Victoria University of Wellington.
If you are travelling alone and request to share a room you will be asked to pay for a single room if a roommate is not available.
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEES:
Pre-tour 1- day workshop (can be done by Skype)
Tour escorted throughout by Carolina Izzo
Accommodation in character 3-star hotel/B&B in Naples, Rome and Florence
Most public transport and private transport for thew the group with driver
Breakfast and light lunch each day
Spinelli short course and participant certification
THE FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Passport and visa costs
Air travel to and from Italy
Travel from Naples to Rome to Florence
Personal expenses and any personal taxi fares, tips
Optional activities (additional to the tour itinerary)
Entrance fee to some Museums and Institutions
If you have an ICOMOS card bring it with you to get free tickets or discounts to some museums and churches
– NZ$1000.00 – A non-refundable deposit of is required to confirm your place – date TBA
– NZ$1500.00 – second deposit – date TBA
– Payment of balance – date TBA
We reserve the right to change the proposed itinerary if necessary and reserve the right to postpone or cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances and to refuse or cancel any booking. Should this occur, any payments made will be refunded.
If you withdraw after booking and before the second payment of the required amount, you will be required to pay a full withdrawal fee of $1,000.
Withdrawal before the tour will involve the loss of the full amount paid. You are strongly advised to take out travel insurance at the time of your booking to cover against cancellation prior to departure, and any unexpected health or other incidents during your trip. Please note that the programme of activities is subject to change.
ABOUT THE STUDY TOUR DIRECTOR
Born in Rome, Carolina Izzo studied conservation in Florence, then moved to Naples and worked for almost two decades for the Italian Ministry of Culture restoring damaged artefacts from the 1981 earthquake in Irpinia, Italy. In 2001 Carolina moved with her family to Wellington and worked as Conservator of Paintings at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa for many years. She subsequently launched Studio Carolina Izzo, an art conservation studio (Wellington and Auckland). She is a Teaching Associate at Museum and Heritage Studies at Victoria University. In 2016 Carolina was awarded the “Star of Italy” and is now a Cavaliere (Knight) of the Republic Of Italy for services to Art and Heritage Conservation in both Italy and New Zealand.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AND FOR MORE INFORMATION :
Please contact us.
Phone: 04-8033410 Wellington 09-3774159 Auckland
2019 ITALY SIBYLLAM INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE
TESTIMONIALS FROM SIBYLLAM ALUMNI
The conservation workshop in Naples provided an excellent insight into the field of preventative conservation, including supervised hands-on experience and very informative meetings with conservators and museum staff. The extracurricular activities, for instance, tours to Capri or sites in Naples (churches, monasteries, ancient sites etc.), were well organised and tied in perfectly with the project work. I would recommend this workshop to everybody who would like to get a basic understanding of preventative conservation problems and solutions as well as get to know the cultural landscape of Italy.
Trevor, New Zealand
The Sibyllam project truly was a clichéd once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. Carolina and her friends showed us a side of cultural heritage that is impossible to learn in a university. Exploring Naples and Florence and working within cultural institutions whilst meeting such a supportive, welcoming and delightful team of people along the way was truly magnificent. Aside from all of the incredible hands-on preventative conservation opportunities, I haven’t laughed so hard in years, and am truly thankful to Carolina for such an incredible journey.
The preventive conservation study tour to Italy was an extraordinary experience. Under Carolina and Antonio’s direction, we engaged with professionals from museums and archaeological sites around Naples, working alongside them to gain invaluable knowledge and a unique hands-on experience to bring home with us to New Zealand. So much so that it’s hard to sum up how incredible this trip was in a few sentences!
Elle, New Zealand
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