“In the future I hope to pass on the skills I’ve gained with this course by training a new generation of conservators within the Superintendency of Shahat, Libya.”
Abdalsalam Sadoun, from Shahat, works as a mosaic restorer for the Department of Antiquities, Superintendency of Cyrene. In 2012-2013 he attended a one-year mosaic conservation course in Tunis organized by the Getty Foundation.
“There is need of more courses such as MCC. I hope that future generations of Libyan conservators will be able to benefit from similar initiatives.”
Ashraf S. Bulkasim Mohammed, from Tolmeita, works as a mosaic restorer at the Department of Antiquities, Superintendency of Benghazi. He is currently studying History at the University of El Marj.
“Libya needs high levels of competence to safeguard its incredible archaeological heritage. MCC courses prepare skilled professionals who are capable of caring for mosaics using the most up-to-date techniques. “
Bader Moamer Al – Beraiki, from Benghazi, graduated in History from the University of Benghazi in 2008. He is now working as a mosaic restorer at the Department of Antiquities, Superintendency of Benghazi.
“I am learning new methods and techniques that will allow me to better preserve Libyan heritage for the future.”
Essam Mustafa Ali Baridan, from Khoms, graduated in Archaeology from the University of Al-Margeb in 2004. He is now working as a mosaic restorer at the Department of Archaeology, Superintendency of Leptis Magna Antiquities.
“When I return to Libya I hope to put the skills I’ve gained to good use by protecting the beauty of our mosaics.”
Mahmoud Milad R. Abuhlega, from Tripoli, graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor in Archaeology and Tourism from the University of Al-Margeb. He is now working as a restorer at the Department of Archaeology, Superintendency of Tripoli Antiquities.
“I love mosaics and want to contribute to their safeguarding in Syria. They are among our country’s cultural treasures that I hope we will be able to preserve for future generations.”
Mohamad Moutaz Alshaieb, from Damascus, graduated in Archaeology in 2013 and works for the Syrian Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums. He participated in the restoration of the Ain Al Helwa and the Shahba-Jado mosaic in the Mosaic Conservation Laboratory in Damascus.