Ancient Egyptian Coffins and Sarcophagi. Study, Conservation, Diagnostic and New Technologies

The University of Naples 'L’Orientale' and The Vatican Coffin Project

are pleased to announce the

WEBINAR Summer School 2021:

'Ancient Egyptian Coffins and Sarcophagi.

Study, Conservation, Diagnostic and New Technologies’

 In loving memory of Sandrine Pagés-Camagna

27 SEPTEBER – 13 OCTOBER 2021

 

The Summer School aims to give students both knowledge and technical skills for the study of the most important object for the funerary equipment in Ancient Egypt: coffin/sarcophagus.
The Summer School will provide a combination of different but interconnected skills and competences from diverse disciplines: Egyptology, Diagnostic and Conservation, referring also to the application of New Technologies. A training and complete opportunity for students of Egyptology, Cultural Heritage and restorers to learn new methods of documentation, classification and analysis of the Egyptian coffins/sarcophagi, from the Old Kingdom to the Late Period, the funerary and religious concepts that underlie the choices of the repertoires of texts and representations, their production processes, the conservation approach and methods, the protocol of scientific analyses and the new
technologies applied.

Ten main classes, seminars, labs and lectiones magistrales will be focused on a detailed excursus on the Egyptian coffins/sarcophagi through the centuries (historical, morphological and decorative development and respective classification systems), the conservation techniques, the protocol of the scientific analyses and the new technologies applied.


All the courses will be taught in English, by experienced international scholars.

The classes will be delivered online via the video communication platform (details provided upon enrolment). Lessons and didactic materials will be provided at the end of each day and update on the platform.

The Summer School will cover a total period of 53 hours from Monday to Friday and will be taught in the afternoon (16.00- 20.00, Italian time zone). The lecture will be divided in 3 or 4 sections: 45 minutes each + 15 minutes discussion and break.

A certificate of participation will be provided at the end of the course. The Summer School is worth 4 CFU for UNIOR students upon passing a final text covering the main topics.