Costanzi Cobau, A. and Nardi, R.


ICCM Newsletter, chronique n.5.

The concept of the mosaic as an isolated object is, we hope, now obsolete, given the value duly attributed to the inextricable relationship between the artifact and its context. This value is given material expression in maintaining the mosaic in situ, with all the technical consequences this choice brings with it. This article present an outline of in situ consolidation using lime-based techniques. The use of lime is not a simple technical operation but the result of centuries of practice, of knowledge handed down, of tradition.