PetrSU Students Studied Carpentry
The 2nd year students of the Construction program of the Institute of Forestry, Mining and Construction Sciences under the guidance of the Associate Professor of the Department of Construction Technology and Management Maria Zaitseva in the framework of additional educational program of the UNESCO Chair for Wooden Architecture Research and Preservation took practical training at the educational center of the Kizhi Museum.
For a whole week, the students mastered carpentry, studied Northern wooden architecture and learned the basics of restoration.
Lectures intermitted with tours around the Island and practical sessions in the carpenter’s shop. March weather was no obstacle and the students independently measured a barn in Oyatevshchina village and marked each log. Aleksandr Liubimtsev explained to them that in field sketching each detail matters, sketches should allow accurate restoration of a building.
“The most exciting activity was to disassemble and assemble log banya under the guidance of Andrey Kovalchuk and simultaneously study nailless junctions and correct marking. With a concerted effort, we assembled a banya in 52 minutes, which is still a far cry from the record in 2 minutes.
The students surprised with their management skills, the employees of the Kizhi Museum appreciate their punctuality and respectful attitude towards the lecturers,” said Maria Zaitseva.
The administration of the IFMCS expresses its gratitude to Olga Titova and Ilga Bukchina and all employees of the Kizhi Museum for the organization and holding of the practical training.
The group worked on the Kizhi Island within the project “Ethnoarchitecture of Fennoscandia in the 21st Century” (Karelia CBC Program).