Lectures & Tour – Athens: Coexistence of Memory and Modernity

  • Application deadline: May 1, 2017
  • Summer (June 25 – July 6, 2017)

The International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies (IIRPS) is now accepting applications their 12-day visit of Athens. This is a thoughtful exploration of the history, preservation and conservation issues facing the city of Athens, starting from the prehistoric era to the present. The tour is organized around a series of lectures and visits led by some of the top Athenian archaeologists, architects, historians, conservators, and planners who have been dealing with the problem of surveying, planning, and preserving monuments and cultural heritage in the midst of a growing modern city.

The faculty of our program includes internationally renowned scholars, such as Dr. Manolis Korres, who was Chief Architect on the Acropolis Restoration Project, who will be leading lectures and visits to the Acropolis area (awarded with the “International Feltrinelli Prize” for his contribution in the field of Archaeology and Restoration), as well as Dr. Fani Mallouchou Tufano, an expert on the history of restoration and was director of the Documentation Office of the Acropolis Restoration Service (recently president of “EUROPA NOSTRA”).

Please visit our website (scroll down for the Athens program) and syllabus to see a complete list of faculty, lectures and visits.

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. Our deadline for applying is May 1, 2017.