The Conservation and Presentation of Mosaics: At What Cost? - Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the INTL Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics Jeanne Marie Teutonico, Leslie Friedman, Roberto Nardi

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
01 Oct 2017
ISBN:
9781606065334
Imprint:
Getty Publications
Dimensions:
422 pages: 250 x 150 x 15mm

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In recent years, funding for the conservation of cultural heritage has become increasingly difficult to obtain, and this trend shows no sign of changing significantly in the foreseeable future. The twelfth triennial meeting of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics, held in Sardinia in October 2014, focused on the theme of cost, broadly considered, relating specifically to the preservation and presentation of the world's mosaic heritage.This handsome, abundantly illustrated proceedings volume provides a comprehensive record of the conference. The volume's sixty-seven papers and posters, comprising contributions from more than one hundred leading experts in the field, reflect the conference's principal themes: cost, methods of survey and documentation, conservation and management, education and training, backing materials and techniques, presentation and display, and case studies. Papers are presented either in English, French, or Italian; there are abstracts in English and either French or Italian for all entries.The volume will be of interest to conservators, sitemanagers, and others responsible for conserving the mosaic heritage, especially in these challenging times.

Jeanne Marie Teutonico is associate director of programs at the Getty Conservation Institute and coeditor of Management Planning for Archaeological Sites (Getty Publications, 2002) and Managing Change: Sustainable Approaches to the Conservation of the Built Environment (Getty Publications, 2003). Leslie Friedman is a project specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute. Aicha Ben Abed is former head of monuments and sites at the Institut National du Patrimoine of Tunisia, author of Tunisian Mosaics: Treasures from Roman Africa (Getty Publications, 2006), and editor of Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa (Getty Publications, 2006). Roberto Nardi is president of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics.