We are launching the first call for interested institutes to develop educational programs for their students in collaboration with the CHSOS Studio! After 3 years of experience in delivering training programs for Institutions and private professionals, it is time to reach out to Colleges and Universities who want to offer their students the opportunity to discover the vast Sicilian artistic and archaeological heritage taking our course and participating to our art examination and documentation field projects.
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While visiting professor at the Pratt Institute in New York City teaching “Scientific methods for the analysis of works of art and archaeology”, I became aware of the lack of a program to disseminate innovative, affordable and sustainable technologies. When I moved to Sicily, I started the CHSOS (Cultural Heritage Science Open Source) initiative.
CHSOS serves an international audience of professionals working in the art sector, including conservators, art historians and conservation scientists. Its technical innovations and strategies are being adopted by museums and cultural institutions worldwide. CHSOS disseminates this knowledge through the CHSOS website, publications and training programs.
Since 2013 CHSOS has delivered training programs to professionals and teams from distinguished institutions, such as the Instituto Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural, Ecuador, Hercules Laboratory, Portugal and the Cyprus Institute.
CHSOS supports art conservation field projects in Italy through its collaborations with foreign academic institutions, such as UC-San Diego and the Danish Technical University, whose doctoral students have been investigating Sicilian cultural heritage.
Thanks to its established relationships with several local cultural institutions, CHSOS wants to develop a Summer School Program in collaboration with Institutions whose students are interested in conservation of Western art from antiquity to the modern age.