January 30, 2012
Roberto Nardi
Temple University. Rome Campus, Rome
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Temple University. Rome Campus.
CCA's interest for the teaching of conservation in archaeology at American universities goes on with this conference on: "Communicating the Conservation of Cultural Heritage: Case Studies from the Mediterranean Region". Conservation in archeology is a practice that is undergoing a continuous evolution, both in principles and in techniques. This lecture illustrated the contribution that the CCA, Centro di Conservazione Archeologica, provided to this process during the last 30 years. The conservation of the arch of Septimus Severus in the Roman Forum and of the Capitoline Museums in Rome, the mosaics conservation in Israel, the field conservation in Zeugma, Turkey, the conservation of the mosaic of the Trasfiguration in the monastery of Saint Catherine in Sinai, the conservation program of the collection of prehistoric sculptures of Monteprama in Sardinia, Italy, were presented and critically reviewed.
 The lecture, organized by Professor Laurie Kalbe, was held in the Rome Campus at Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia. The ancient art students and the faculty dean Prof. Dean Strommen attended.