The Summer School includes a program of multi-disciplinary studies within one week. The School will be held at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Pisa and is designed to train graduate students (Master’s degree), in particular, PhD students, with interests in Heritage Science. The Summer school aims at providing students from different educational backgrounds (graduates in the fields of technical-scientific and humanistic) the specific skills to start and develop projects for proper diagnosis and conservative management of Cultural Heritage. The school provides lessons to transmit knowledge for the characterization of materials, for the techniques suitable for their characterization, for the assessment of their state of alteration. Special attention will be paid to the study of products and technologies to be used in conservation. Each year the School will be dedicated to a different topic within Heritage Science. In 2019, the school will be focused on the study of organic materials in archaeology.


The primary objective is to provide the students with a theoretical preparation, combining in-depth knowledge of materials and diagnostic techniques, and the ability to interpret issues and problems related to the characterization of the object in the context of multidisciplinary projects.

Who can apply

Graduated students (Master's degree), PhD students.



Program Intensity


Admission Requirements

Graduated students (Master's degree)




Prof. Maria Perla Colombini and Prof. Erika Ribechini

e-mail: maria.perla.colombini@unipi.it

e-mail: erika.ribechini@unipi.it


02 September - 06 September 2019

Application Deadline

18 June 2019


320 euro

(fees 250 euro, accommodation 70 euro)

Program taught in:
  • English
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