Topic ID #22669 - posted 8/27/2012 6:15 AM

Saving the Stones: Practical Conservation Training Internship in Israel


The International Conservation Center in Acre is accepting applications for Saving The Stones, a practical conservation training internship. 

Saving the Stones, based in historic Acre, Israel, is an English taught five-month training program in conservation and historic preservation for students and young professionals from around the world. The program provides hands-on experience in conservation and restoration of historic sites.

The program is intended to give current graduate students and recent graduates of archaeology, architecture, design, history, art, geography, and other related subjects, the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to the field of conservation. 

Held at the campus of the International Conservation Center in the newly inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Acre, Saving the Stones is run in partnership with the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Israel National Commission for UNESCO.  Acre is a historic port city on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, and is home to remains of world cultures including the Hellenistic, Roman, Mamluk, Crusaders, Ottoman Empire, and the British Mandate.

The program includes three intensive months of conservation and historic preservation studies (theoretical and practical documentation and survey methods, and treatment planning through to application) in Acre, one month of conservation in Jerusalem (in David's Tomb and the Western Wall’s Tunnels) and one month of a final personal research or practical project in Acre, during which the knowledge acquired on the program is applied.

Throughout their training, interns work alongside conservation specialists, archeologists, and architects of the highest professional and academic level.

Generous tuition grants are provided, according to eligibility, by MASA Israel Journey and the International Conservation Center.

Upon successful completion, interns are awarded an Israel Antiquity Authority Conservation certificate.

The upcoming session begins October 15, and there is a limited number of spaces available, contact us at  to apply today! 



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