Conservation image November 10 - December 13, 1996
Chan Chan, Trujillo, Peru

This is an intensive, five-week course of specialized professional training in situ at the Archaeological Zone of Chan Chan, the city of Trujillo, and other historic sites in the Moche and Chicama Valleys in the region of La Libertad, Peru.

The course program promotes a multidisciplinary methodology for the conservation and management of earthen architectural and archaeological heritage. Course topics will be developed through lectures, demonstrations, practical laboratory and field exercises, case studies, site visits, discussions, and other activities. Particular attention will be devoted to the state of knowledge in the field of earthen architectural heritage; the problems of decorative surfaces, wall paintings, and polychrome reliefs on earthen supports; seismic mitigation; preventive conservation; and the development of conservation and management plans for such patrimony. The course will be conducted in Spanish.

The course is a component of the Programa Integral para la Conservación del Patrimonio Monumental de Tierra, initiated by the Instituto Nacional de Cultura del Perú—Dirección Regional La Libertad (INC-DRLL). Through the Programa Integral, the INC-DRLL promotes training, research, documentation, cooperation, and public awareness regarding the study, the conservation, and the management of earthen heritage. INC-DRLL is organizing this course in collaboration with the International Centre for Earth Construction-School of Architecture of Grenoble (CRATerre-EAG), the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), and the Getty Conservation Institute, with the support of the World Heritage Fund of UNESCO.

While the deadline for enrollment in the course has passed, those desiring additional information regarding programs in this area of conservation should contact the GCI Training Program at 4503 Glencoe Avenue, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, U.S.A. Telephone: 310 822-2299 Fax: 310 821-9409.