Italy, San Gemini

The Craft of Making and Restoring Book Bindings

when 30 May 2016 - 24 June 2016
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee USD 3900

This program teaches the craft of traditional Western bookbinding, restoration and conservation methods, along with an overview of the history of book making. This course views books as material structures holding cultural memories and as telling cultural objects in themselves. The program is organized in two courses, both of which involve classroom lectures and practical workshops. Course one: The Craft of Making and Restoring Book Bindings; and course two: Introduction to the History and Craft of Book Bindings.

Application deadline is March 15, 2016

Course leader

Flavio Marzo

Contact information: pwithers@iirpsemail.org
(718) 768-3508

Target group

Students of the following subjects will find this program useful: book binding, book conservation and restoration, library science, library management, archival sciences, management of rare book collections, bookbinding, book design, anthropology and history of technology.

Course aim

This program aims to teach the craft of traditional Western bookbinding, restoration and conservation methods, along with an overview of the history of book making.

Credits info

6 ECTS
SGPS was originally part of the university program at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee for many years and became an independent study program in 2010.
In the past five years, many of our students have successfully arranged to get independent study credit through their universities. We can furnish your professor and university with any information they require about our course in order to approve it as an independent course, or any other form of accreditation that you are considering. The number of units listed on our website, e.g. 6 units for Programs A, B, D and E, and 1 unit for the Intersession Field Trip, is the equivalent credit level at which students were credited when SGPS was part of a university and what we recommend for independent study credit in 2016.
We can also provide certification that you participated in the course and completed all the class work and field experience. This would be a good addition to your resume if applying for further education or a job in restoration.

Fee info

USD 3900: Fee includes academic costs for the equivalent of 6 units, accommodations, application fee, transportation during academic field trips within Italy that are part of that course, materials and tools, buffet reception, welcome packet, and final dinner. Fee excludes travel to San Gemini, food and insurance.