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Randolph students restore Roman artifacts in Italy

A group of Randolph students is currently in Italy restoring ancient Roman artifacts with the Centro di Conservazione Archeologica (CCA).

What exactly do students DO on this trip? Watch and find out in this video from Roberto Nardi of the CCA.

In its second year, the two week Archaeological Conservation Institute is a collaboration between the CCA and Randolph College. Conservator Roberto Nardi and his staff lead the students on a series of lectures, discussions and site visits, emphasizing hands-on experience in conservation and methods of Roman painting, opus sectile and stucco.

Classics professor Susan Stevens organized the program with Nardi after he visited Randolph two years ago. In addition to working in CCA’s laboratories, participants get to experience a bit of Italian culture including wine tasting, pasta making, and olive oil production.


2012 Participants

  • Stormy Clowdis ’13
  • Catherine DeSilvey ’13
  • Meredith Dougherty ’15
  • Melissa Halka ’14
  • Claire Sumner ’15
  • Kathleen Taylor ’15
  • Monica Varner ’14


2011 Participants

  • Catherine DeSilvey ’13
  • Tierney Dickinson ’14
  • Rhiannon Knol ’11
  • Gage Stuntz ’13
  • Monica Varner ’14
  • Lindsay Wood ’11

For more information, visit the Archaeological Conservation Institute web site.

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