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Pantanelli Archaeological Dig
Come and walk the narrow streets of the ancient city of Amelia, Italy, the oldest city in Umbria, where Bronze Age and Iron Age artifacts from the 7th to 4th century BC, are being uncovered. CIML Canada is honored to be the first foreign institute granted a license to take the lead in an excavation project. The Pantanelli archaeological dig, just outside of the city walls of the ancient Umbrian city of Amelia, is set to begin in Spring 2020 on the 62 acre site.
This joint excavation represents a remarkable opportunity for Canadian, Italian and Chinese collaboration on a project of great archaeological, cultural, educational and international significance. Requests from universities around the world as well as applications from archaeological workers and professions are currently being accepted.
Canada/Italy/China Cultural Appreciation & Exchange
Promoting first-class exhibitions, performances and cross-cultural experiences through collaboration between Canada, Italy and China is the reason CIML Canada was incorporated in 2016. Our organization links 100+ museums and universities and have been responsible for over 200 exhibitions annually for the last ten years.
For example, CIML brought the exhibition entitled From the Collections of the Uffizi Gallery: The Gallery of Painting: Landscape, Still Life & Portrait Paintings from the 15th to 20th Century to four museums in China, where around 3 million people visited this 82 painting exhibition from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
Contact us to ask about organizing an exhibition with our partners.
- 2 Week Trip to Italy (2020 trips cancelled due to COVID-19) This trip is for Gr. 11 and 12 students interested in Art, Archaeology and Architecture. Not only do students visit amazing sites in Rome such as the Sistine Chapel and the Trevi Fountain, but they stay in the ancient walled city of Amelia, rediscover Roman construction methods with the use of the most advanced modern technology, learn from expert professors and teachers, do hands-on art activities such as painting frescoes and constructing mosaics, make pasta from scratch, and work in CIML's Pantanelli archaeological site and lab in Amelia . . . and much more. High school credits are available for this trip.
- 2 Week Winter Camp in Canada (2020 trip cancelled due to COVID-19) Students will learn English, experience Canadian culture, develop skills in a variety of winter sports, and visit some of the beautiful sights such as Grouse Mountain, the Richmond Olympic Oval and more in and around the city of Vancouver.
- Art Appreciation and Master's Strings Music Camp in Italy.
- Archaeology Field Studies Trip to CIML's Pantanelli archaeological site in Amelia, Italy
Since 1947, the Nicola family situated in Aramengo has been a premier leader in the field of antiquities preservation and restoration. Their restorers, diagnosticians, architects and art historians have received numerous awards and honors, and resulted in collaborations with universities, Italian research institutions and foreign projects.
Longtime partners, CIML Canada and Nicola Restauri, established VIIA Nicola Restauri Research Corporation in Vancouver in 2018 as the North American headquarters for world-class preservation and restoration work.
Contact CIML with questions regarding art restoration.
CIML has over ten years' experience providing international Arts & Cultural Experiences
"The whole picture of culture, history and art made me want to learn more and more about this wonderful place. There is so much to discover."
Yang Yu, Italy 2019
"Rome was so much fun. I even drank water at the Chapel of the Madonna of the Well!"
Viola Kang, Italy 2019
If you want to learn about history, come to Amelia!
Guozhi Wu, Italy 2019
"An ancient mosaic floor, underground cisterns built 2,000 years ago, touching the ancient stone city wall – breathtaking!"
Kathie Krahn, Italy 2019
Cool! This wall was built by the ancient people!