New Training Program: San Gemini Book & Paper Conservation School

San Gemini Preservation Studies is pleased to announce a new program: the San Gemini Book & Paper Conservation School. Students will be taught the skills necessary to be a professional conservator/restorer of books and documents made with Western paper technology from the sixteenth century to the present. The program is aimed at people wishing to work in rare book libraries, archives, museums, and conservation laboratories. The classes take place from September 2024 to May 2025 in San Gemini, Italy, and all education is to be done in-person, in the English language.

This program offers a new educational format of a one-year graduate certificate program (nine months of classes, three months of internship). The course is an in-person, intensive course that involves both theoretical classroom education and practical hands-on education in workshops, where students learn the craft of restoration.