Conservation and Presentation of Mosaics: At What Cost? Highlights from the 12th ICCM conference

Last week the CCA team had the pleasure of attending the 12th ICCM conference, a triennial international event that gathers specialists from around the world to discuss current research and practice in mosaics conservation. It was held in Sassari and Alghero, in Sardinia, at the invitation of the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici per le Province di Sassari e Nuoro.

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Readings in Mosaic Conservation

Welcome to our new blog series Readings in Mosaic Conservation, which presents key texts in mosaic conservation literature.

To inaugurate the series we selected an article by Gaël de Guichen, honorary president of the ICCM and Special Advisor to the Director-General of ICCROM, and Roberto Nardi, ICCM president and director of the Centro di Conservazione Archeologica. The authors reflect on the development of mosaic conservation in the course of the last decades, highlighting major changes of approach and debating future directions. They discuss the role of the ICCM in establishing mosaic conservation as a distinct field and in advancing its philosophy and practice.

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Mosaic Conservation Course 2014, Jordan Syria Tunisia (MCCJST2014)

MCC Jordan Syria Tunisia 2014 has just started at CCA’s headquarters near Rome. It is part of MOSAIKON, an initiative aiming to promote best practice in mosaics preservation in the Mediterranean region. Partners of the project are the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), the Getty Foundation, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), and the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM).

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