Apply now: San Gemini Preservation Studies Programme

Now in its 20th year, with alumni from over 170 colleges and universities worldwide, SGPS is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage. They offer students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy where they acquire hands-on experience in preservation and restoration of historic buildings. Our courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate. All lessons are taught in English.
This year, some of our students are able to receive accreditation through the Art History Department at West Virginia University.

You can find more information about accreditation for participating in an SGPS program on the website.


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Skills For Trades – Heritage Building Repair Course

A six day certified course, January – March 2018, on understanding the repair and maintenance of pre-1919 buildings

Heritage Wood Occupations SUP (Specialist Upskilling Programme)

Candidates will increase their knowledge and skills in conservation and repair of historic timber framing, carpentry and joinery. Participants will develop a solid theoretical underpinning to practical on-site skills.

Heritage Stonemasonry SUP (Specialist Upskilling Programme)

Candidates will develop their knowledge and skills in conservation, repair and maintenance of stonework. Participants will also learn about lime mortars and temporary support, excavation and underpinning.