MCC General Meeting, Session 2: Jordan and Tunisia

In previous weeks we’ve been blogging about the Mosaic Conservation Course General Meeting, an exciting event that gathered MCC alumni in Sardinia for a full day workshop. Read an overview of the Meeting here, and a report on Syrian alumni’s presentations in Session 1 here.

Now for the Meeting’s second session, which featured presentations from four ex-participants of the MCC Jordan and Tunisia 2012-2013 course.

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MCC General Meeting 2014 – A report on Session 1: Syria

The MCC General Meeting recently took place in Alghero, Sardinia, gathering alumni from all past Mosaic Conservation Courses. Eighteen participants from Syria, Jordan, Tunisia and Libya gave presentations on projects carried out in their institutions. In the next weeks we’ll be posting reports on each of the four sessions.

Session 1 saw four presentations from members of the Syrian Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM). The first three speakers attended MCC courses in 2011 and 2012, while the last has just completed a course.

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New environmental guidelines - ICOM-CC and IIC Declaration

A joint IIC and ICOM-CC declaration on environmental guidelines was announced during the closing ceremony of the IIC 2014 Congress in Hong Kong. Developed in conjunction with ICOM-CC through a joint working group, the declaration was drafted at the ICOM-CC conference in Melbourne, and finalized in a plenary session in Hong Kong.

The declaration includes important considerations on sustainability, such as the need for guidelines regarding permanent display to be achievable for the local climate, and the recommendation that care of collections should be achieved through passive methods rather than through the use of air conditioning.

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