EDUCATION: ”Fresco-Hunting” Photo Research Expedition to Medieval Balkan Churches. Balkan Heritage Field School, 23 May – 6 June 2020

Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) is a program of the Balkan Heritage Foundation (BHF) intended for education in the field of archaeology and historic preservation and is targeted for students and specialists, but also for anyone interested in cultural heritage study and preservation.

The “Fresco-Hunting” Photo Research Expedition to Medieval Balkan Churches provides a unique opportunity for students and volunteers to take part in an expedition to document abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescos in western Bulgaria, and to visit many other Christian Orthodox churches, monasteries, museums and archaeological sites in Sofia, western Bulgaria and eastern Serbia. The expedition and the field school are coordinated by the Balkan Heritage Foundation (BHF).

Participants receive training in survey management, digital photography, surveys of architecture and iconographic program, technical drawing, use of dumpy level, developing archives of digital images etc., introduction to Byzantine art,  architecture and religious iconography as well as photogrammetry, Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and other photographic techniques for documentation of cultural heritage.  An optional workshop for illustration of architectural features and frescos using graphic software corresponding to the latest trends in digital humanities supplements the program.

For more information and details about the programme please follow this link.

Application deadline: until the places are filled, or 10 April 2020.

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