“Athens: Heritage and Modernity. Exploration of the coexistence between historic and modern Athens” (Sponsored by International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies)

Thursday, December 27, 2012 – 7:00 pm – Tuesday, January 8, 2013 – 11:00 pm

Location: Athens, Greece

The application deadline is being extended to December 15.

This 12 day visit of Athens will be a thoughtful exploration of the history and preservation and conservation issues facing the city, organized around a series of lectures and visits lead by some of the top Athenian archaeologists, architects, historians, conservators and planners who have been dealing with the problem of preserving monuments and cultural heritage in the midst of a growing modern city.

The faculty of the program includes Dr. Manolis Korres, Chief Architect on the Acropolis Restoration Project, who will lead lectures and visits to the Acropolis area and Dr Nikolaos Kaltsas, a highly accomplished classical archaeologist who was the director of the National Museum of Archaeology in Athens.

The program is intended for people studying, or professionally involved in, the fields of: History, Archaeology, Architecture Art History, Architecture, Urban Planning, Anthropology, Conservation and Historic Preservation, but is also open for people with a general interest in preservation.

Course Structure

Daily lecture in the morning (8:30 am – noon – incl. 20 min. break) followed by visits to museums and archeological sites (2:00 – 6:00 pm).

More information: http://www.iirps-athens.org

Contact: Nikos Vakalis ([email protected])