Florence in the Fall
A course for those interested in built heritage … and Florence!
Through extensive and often rapid re-development of our North American cities with little or no consideration for our architectural and urban heritage we are witnessing the erasure at an alarming rate of our cultural heritage and built legacy.
The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation® in collaboration with restoration experts of the University of Florence is offering an intensive four week specialized course on restoration and preservation of built heritage and cultural heritage in Florence, Italy with excursions to Rome, Tivoli and Val D’Orcia from October 16 – November 13, 2011.
The aim of the course is twofold: (1) to provide course participants with the theoretical and philosophical framework for built and cultural heritage preservation, conservation, and restoration; and (2) to engage participants on the sites of restoration projects so that they may experience first-hand the types of problems encountered and best practice solutions. Topics covered will include international standards, guidelines and values, restoration and preservation techniques, historical building materials, structural restoration (masonry, stone, timber, iron, and steel), adaptive use of historic buildings and monuments, and new directions for the protection of urban heritage.
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