Organiser: ISTI-CNR
Venue: Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.
Date: Monday 27th June – Friday 1st July 2022

Description of the TNA offered

This week-long Visual Media Summer School aims at providing a classical programme based on lessons with a more practical activity where hands-on experience on the technologies presented (both hardware and software) is considered a main component of the school experience. Applicants should submit specific problems and test cases they are working with as these are an important criterion in the selection of the participants.

Students are advised to book recommended accommodation in Pisa, a historic Italian town with many famous monuments and buildings. CNR, the National Research Centre, which is located north of the river Arno to the East and is well served by buses from the city centre.


The training is designed to support researchers who wish to use visual media for the management of activities in the field and/or for the study of objects for their specific project. Participants will have access to equipment and facilities in the CNR-ISTI (VCL) laboratory with technical support from the tutors, providing the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art cameras and scanners, post-processing packages and advanced viewing platforms. Each student will learn about creating 2D (RTI) and 3D datasets for the documentation of artefacts and archaeological finds, taking in account preservation and sharing of datasets, guidance and advice being tailored to each individual project. The Summer School will conclude with a review of the results achieved and further input from local experts on continuation of the work once back home.


Familiarity with archaeological data and/or the archaeological data needs and structures of your own project or organisation.

How to apply for a place on this Summer School.