Jan 11, 2013

CHwB Regional Restoration Camps | 2013 Schedule

has announced the 
in 6 Western Balkans locations

As in the past, these 2-week camps will provide participants with both theory and practice experience regarding historical monuments in AlbaniaBosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia. 
The daily activities include: lectures and presentations. hands-on experience with restoration using traditional materials and techniques, as well as with the interpretation and management of cultural heritage sites.

" Each intervention will be directly helping local residents, either with the repair and conservation of their valuable houses or with new means of understanding, interpreting and revitalizing them.
While they will be conducted separately, these six restoration camps form part of a region-wide push to encourage people to understand the value and learn how to care for their local heritage. The main objective is to use cultural heritage as a platform for professionals, both men and women, to meet and create conditions for reconciliation as a prerequisite for peace and democracy with respect to human rights, as well as to stimulate local economic growth through the development of cultural heritage."

Students and young professionals from the Balkans, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia, are particularly encouraged to apply. 
Applications from other countries are welcome, though camp participants from outside the Balkans will be required to pay tuition to cover the cost of their participation.

Here is the application deadline for each camp:

Camp 10: Gjirokastra, Albania
Plaster and wood-based restoration of monumental houses.
April 20 – May 4
DEADLINE: February 28

Camp 11: Negotin, Serbia
Surveying and restoring historic wine cellars.
June 15 – 29
DEADLINE: April 30

Camp 12: Stolac, BiH (open only to residents of Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Contributing to the ongoing restoration of the Old Town, historic mills and bridges.
June 15 – 29
DEADLINE: April 30

Camp 13: Jajce, BiH

Repairing a historic home and repointing the Medvjed tower of Jajce fortress.
July 13 – 27
DEADLINE: April 30

Camp 14: Gjirokastra, Albania

Plaster and wood-based restoration of monumental houses.
September 14 – 28

Camp 15: Vushtrri and Prizren, Kosovo

Developing techniques for interpreting cultural heritage and conserving immoveable heritage.
October 12 – 26


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