Training workshop on the restoration of Ottoman cultural heritage in South-East Europe

When :

from Monday 21 October, 2013
to Saturday 2 November, 2013

Type of event :

Рабочая группа / Совещание экспертов

Where :

Tirana and Berat, Tirana, Albania

Contact :

Sinisa Sesum at

The training aims at developing capacities of young professionals from South Eastern Europe in the restoration and conservation of wall paintings of the Ottoman period.

Lectures and site work will address the principles of conservation and restoration on monuments, buildings decorations and artefacts, with a special focus on wall paintings - including insights into historical techniques of execution, deterioration processes, conservation treatments and methods, as well as maintenance requirements.

The course includes a 3-day theoretical training module at the Tirana Regional Centre for the Restoration of Monuments, and a 10-day field module in Berat, UNESCO World Heritage site, focusing on the complex of the King's Mosque, one of the oldest in Albania, built in the 15th century under Sultan Bayezid II (or Sultân Bayezid-î Velî).