Training Courses. MEDINA project carries on training of students, researchers and museum personnel, in order to have a common understanding of best practices and procedures of digitalization and dissemination of cultural heritage.


Yarmouk University, Irbid

October 2012. First Training Course.

The first training session of MEDINA spanned a period of five days, were led by Yarmouk professors Dr. Nabil Bader and Dr. Ziad al-Saad and a team made up of D. Marotta, C. Odierna, and I. Rossi. Together, they successfully trained 20 students of Epigraphy and Conservation using the IT tools developed by the LARTTE laboratory (SNS). The course aimed to train students on the cataloguing of the Nabataean inscriptions and artefacts preserved in the Museum of Jordanian Heritage at Yarmouk University.

Yarmouk University


American University, Beirut

April 2013. Second Training Course.

Fourteen Lebanese students of archaeology, epigraphy, and museology attended the event and received training on the University of Pisa’s DASI database and the information technology tools developed by the Scuola Normale in Pisa. Participants included students from the American University of Beirut, Lebanese University, and the University of Balamand, all leading schools for the study of archaeology in Lebanon. Ms Irene Rossi and Mr Daniele Marotta from the Scuola Normale travelled to Beirut to conduct the training.

AUB – Beirut


Saint Joseph University, Beirut

October 2013. Third Training Course.

Thirteen Lebanese students in archaeology, museography and museology, as well as museum personnel, attended the training entitled: ‘Conservation and museology for archaeological collections with special reference to epigraphy’. Gael de GUICHEN, main consultant to the Director General of ICCROM (International Centre for the study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) and present director general of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation, travelled to Beirut to host the sessions.

USJ — Beirut