ACI 2015-1 was a collaboration between Grove City College, Pennsylvania, Randolph College, Virginia, Connecticut College, and Centro di Conservazione Archeologica (CCA) – Roma.
The program, designed by the Director of the CCA Roberto Nardi, was introducing the significance and risks of Cultural Heritage, and the importance of conservation. This aim was pursued through theoretical lectures at the San Nicola Convent, in Belmonte in Sabina, and through a new archaeological hands-on experience, on The Mont'e Prama Statues, the oldest known statues from the western Mediterranean, dated to 6th century B.C. - 1st millennuim B.C..
The students spent the first week between lessons, lectures and study trips, then they moved to Sardinia, in order to deal with the hands-on experience directly at the Museum of Cabras, Sardinia, were the Mont’e Prama statues are displayed.
CCA Roma, Grove City College, Pennsylvania, Randolph College, Virginia, Connecticut College
May-June 2015, 120 hours
Conservation/restoration of sandstone nuragic
Archaeological Museum of Cabras, Oristano