Lessons Learned - Reflecting on the Theory and Practice of Mosaic Conservation : Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics, Hammamet, Tunisia, November 29-December 3 2005

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  • Edition: Bilingual
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  • Copyright: 2008-07-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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The ninth triennial meeting of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM), organized by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and the Institut National du Patrimoine (INP) of Tunisia and held in 2005 in Hammamet, Tunisia, focused on assessing past practices of mosaic conservation, both in situ and in museums. This handsome, plentifully illustrated proceedings volume provides a comprehensive record of the conference. The volume's fifty-three papers, with contributions from over eighty leading professionals in the field, reflect the conference's principal themes: Evaluating Mosaic Practice, Caring for Mosaics in Museums, Documenting and Assessing Sites at Risk, Managing Sites with Mosaics, Sheltering Mosaics, Training of Conservation Practitioners, and Case Studies. Papers are presented in either English or French, with abstracts of all papers in both languages. The volume will be of interest to conservators and site managers as well as art historians and archaeologists of the Roman world.

Author Biography

Aicha Ben Abed is Director of Monuments and Sites at the INP.
Martha Demas and Thomas Roby are Senior Project Specialists at the GCI.

Table of Contents

Evaluating Mosaic Practice
Mosaic Conservation: Fifty Years of Modern Practice
Learning from Past Interventions: Evaluation of the Project to Conserve the Orpheus Mosaic at Paphos, Cyprus
Bilan d'operations realisees par l'Atelier de Saint-Romain-en-Gal
Learning from the Literature: A Review of Published Works on Mosaic Deterioration and Conservation Treatments
Orbe-Bosceaz (Canton de Vaud, Suisse) 1975-2005: 30 ans de reflexions sur la conservation d'anciennes et de nouvelles mosaiques
Villa of the Birds Five Years Later: Early Roman Mosaics in Alexandria, Egypt
Lessons Learned in Theory and Practice of Mosaic Treatments: The Case of the Wall Mosaics in the Church of the Holy Apostles, Thessaloniki, Greece
Caring for Mosaics in Museums
Conservation et restauration des mosaiques romaines au Portugal - Quelques exemples dans les collections de musees
Conservation d'un ensemble d'emblemata du Musee Archeologique National
Inadequate Storage Conditions: Causes of Deterioration of Mosaics in a Museum Environment
Cooperation algero-francaise pour la preservation de collections anciennes de mosaiques des musees algeriens
Conservation and Display of Three Mosaics in the Greco-Roman Museum, Alexandria, Egypt
Where Theory Meets Practice: The Conservation and Presentation of a Roman Floor Mosaic at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Documenting and Assessing Sites at Risk
The Mosaic Corpus of Turkey: A New International Research Project
La gestion des pavements de mosaiques decouverts fortuitement: Deposer ou conserver in situ?
Mosaic Floors Unearthed at Rescue Excavations in Turkey: A Philosophical and Ethical Evaluation of the Decision-Making Process
Managing Sites with Mosaics
Conservation and Preservation of Mosaics in Syria: The Case for a Multidisciplinary Approach - or New Strategies for Old Problems
Um Er-Rasas (Um Al-Rasas): Preservation of the Mosaics at a New World Heritage Site in Jordan
Conservation and Restoration of the Nikopolis Mosaics: A Program for Integrated Management and Presentation of the Archaeological Site
Les mosaiques de Volubilis (Maroc) : Planification de la conservation et de la gestion
The Legacy of Nora, Sardinia: A Project for the Conservation, Restoration, and Maintenance of Mosaics
Sheltering Mosaics
Rapid Assessment of Shelters over Mosaics: Methodology and Initial Results from England
Rapid Assessment of Shelters over Mosaics: Initial Results from Israel
Protective Shelters over Archaeological Sites: A Review of Assessment Initiatives
Lessons Not Learned: The Shelters at Kourion, Cyprus
Une nouvelle approche pour la preservation in situ des mosaiques et vestiges archeologiques au Liban: La crypte de l'eglise Saint-Georges a Beyrouth
140 Years of Mosaic Conservation at Chedworth Roman Villa, United Kingdom
Training of Conservation Practitioners
Questions d'actualite: La conservation des mosaiques dans le territoire de Gaza, formation de personnel et travaux d'intervention et de preservation des mosaiques in situ
Experiences in Mosaic Conservation Training in the Middle East
Training of Technicians for the Maintenance of in Situ Mosaics: An Assessment of the Tunisian Initiative after Three Years
Une strategic tunisienne pour conserver la mosaique
Case Studies
The Study of Hydraulic Lime Mortars for the Conservation of Mosaics
Reburial versus Sheltering: Experiments in Preventive Conservation of the Mosaics in the Roman Villa of Rabacal, Penela, Portugal
Consolidation in situ de la mosaique de la grande basilique de Tipasa, Algerie
Les mosaiques de Lambese, Algerie
La mosaique de Grand (Vosges, France): Un exemple ancien pour la conservation des vestiges archeologiques sur site
Backing Roman Mosaics with Glass Fiber Reinforced Cement
Summary Conclusions and Recommendations
Summary Conclusions and Recommendations/Conclusions et recommendations
Mosaic Icons in Greece: Techniques and Methods of Conservation
L'emblema decouvert en mer, au large d'Agde : Technique de fabrication - traitement de conservation
La restauration de la mosaique du VI[superscript e] siecle de Qabr Hiram (Liban) par l'atelier de restauration de mosaiques de Saint-Remain-en-Gal
Study of the Mineralogical and Chemical Characteristics of Materials Used in the Construction of Roman Mosaics in Volubilis, Morocco, with a View toward Their Conservation
The Lifting Procedure of the Bacchus Mosaic from the Roman Villa in Barrio Jarana, Cadiz, Spain
Comparison of Conventional and Photogrammetric Documentation of Mosaics at the Agora of Perge
Un emblema provenant d'Utique conserve au Musee du Louvre
The Project for the Conservation, Maintenance, and Utilization of the Pavement of the Cathedral in Spoleto, Italy
Problematique posee par les reintegrations des lacunes dans la mosaique des Monstres marins de Lambese-Tazoult, Algerie
The Byzantine Painted Floor in Salamiya, Syria: Possibilities for Conservation and Presentation
The Syrian Mosaic Pavement Documentation Training Program
Etude sur l'etat de conservation des mosaiques du Musee National d'Iran a partir de vestiges du site archeologique sassanide de Bichapour
Archaeometric Analysis and Weathering Effects on Pompeii's Nymphaea Mosaics
An Assessment of Recent in Situ Conservation Treatments of Mosaics in Turkey
An Evaluation of the Preservation of Reburied Mosaics in Cilicia
The Lifting of a Mosaic from the Site of Letoon and Its Replacement with a Replica
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