Selection event for the next Mosaic Conservation Course

On May 22nd 2014, Roberto Nardi and Andreina Costanzi Cobau interviewed 13 Tunisian candidates for the next edition of MCC – Mosaic Conservation Course, dedicated to Jordan and Tunisia. The selection event took place at the Institut National du Patrimoine (INP) in Tunis, and was attended by Aicha Ben Abed, MOSAIKON Regional Coordinator, Ridha Bousoffara, Director of Training at INP, and his assistant Najoua Saadi. The results of the selection will be published after the interview of the Jordanian candidates will be completed.

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The second module of MCC Libya 2014 begins

The second module of MCC Libya 2014 is currently underway. MCC – Mosaic Conservation Course is part of MOSAIKON, an international initiative aiming to build capacity in mosaic conservation in the Mediterranean region. Three conservators from the Libyan Department of Antiquities arrived at CCA’s headquarters in Belmonte on May 19th. Two colleagues from Libya and one from Syria will join them in the next days.

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12th Conference of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM): Call for papers and posters

The 12th Conference of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM) will be held in Sardinia (Italy), October 27-31 2014, at the invitation of the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici per le province di Sassari e Nuoro (Ministero dei Beni, delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo); with support from the University of Sassari, The Getty Conservation Institute and the University of Cyprus. Abstracts are being accepted for papers and posters on the theme: Conservation and Presentation of Mosaics: At What Cost?

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The Monte Prama sculptures arrive in Cagliari

Transport of the Monte Prama sculptures to Cagliari was successfully completed on February 20th 2014. Following conservation treatment in the laboratories of Li Punti (Sassari), the sculptures will be visible to the public for the first time this Spring at the Museum of Cagliari, which will host a special exhibition on Monte Prama.

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More Monte Prama sculptures head south

Several of the 28 sculptures that form the Monte Prama collection were on the move between February 3rd and 7th 2014. The sculptures were de-assembled, packed and transported from the conservation laboratories in Li Punti, Sassari to the museums of Cabras (Oristano province) and Cagliari.

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