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Tunisia's Mosaics




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RESEARCH AND TESTING

Literature Review

  • Roby, Thomas, and Martha Demas, eds. Mosaics In Situ: An Overview of Literature on Conservation of Mosaics in Situ. Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 2012.
  • Piqué, F., R. Burch, T. Roby, and M. Demas. "Learning from the literature: A review of published works on mosaic deterioration and conservation treatments." In 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). J. Paul Getty Trust, 2008.

Assessment of Shelters over Mosaics

  • Stewart, J. "Rapid assessment of shelters over mosaics: Methodology and initial results from England." In 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). J Paul Getty Trust, 2008.
  • Neguer, J. and Y. Alef. "Rapid assessment of shelters over mosaics: Initial results from Israel," in 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). J Paul Getty Trust, 2008.
  • Neguer, J and Y. Alef. "Rapid Survey of shelters over mosaics in Israel." In Conservation: an Act of Discovery (10th Conference of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics, Palermo, October 20-26, 2008). Centro Regionale per la Progettazione e il Restauro, Palermo (in press).

Evaluation of the Orpheus Mosaic Project

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Stanley Price, Nicholas, ed.The Conservation of the Orpheus Mosaic at Paphos, Cyprus. Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 1991. (PDF, 88pp., 9.5MB)

  • Demas, M., T. Roby, N. Agnew, G. Capriotti, N. Savvides, and D. Michaelides. "Learning from Past Interventions: Evaluation of the Project to Conserve the Orpheus Mosaic at Paphos, Cyprus." In 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). J. Paul Getty Trust 2008.

Documentation and Characterization of Mosaics

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The Getty Conservation Institute and the Israel Antiquities Authority. "Illustrated Glossary: Mosaics In Situ Project." 2003. (PDF, 17pp., 1.5 MB)

  • Piqué, Francesca. "A Protocol for Graphic Documentation." In GRADOC: Graphic Documentation Systems in Conservation of Mural Paintings (Research Seminar, Rome, November 16-20, 1999), edited by W. Schmid, 30-42. Rome: ICCROM, 2000.

Comparative Exposure Testing

  • Piqué, Francesca, Jaques Neguer, and Bettina Lucherini. 2003. "The role of maintenance in the conservation of mosaics in situ: Comparative field-testing methodology." In Les mosaï ques, conserver pour présenter? (Mosaics, conserve to display?). (Proceedings of the VII Conference of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics, November 22-28, 1999), edited by Patrick Blanc, 445-456. Musée de l'Arles antique/Musée archéologique de Saint-Romain-en-Gal, France. Arles: Éditions du Musée de l'Arles et de la Provence Antiques.

TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING

The Getty Conservation Institute and Institut National du Patrimoine, Tunisia. "Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics, 2011 Edition"

Available in English, French and Arabic

Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics, 2011 Edition
Formation de technicians à l'entretien des mosaïques in situ, Édition 2011, revised 2013
Arabic-language technician training handbook, 2011 Edition

Glossaire illustré
Manuels supplémentaires pour la documentation photographique numérique

  • Roby, T., L. Alberti, and A. Ben Abed. "Training of technicians for the maintenance on mosaics in situ: A Tunisian experience." In Wall and floor mosaics: conservation, maintenance, presentation, (8th Conference of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics, Thessaloniki, October 29–November 3, 2002). Thessaloniki, European Center of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Monuments. Ephoreia of Byzantine Antiquities of Thessaloniki, 2005.
  • Roby, T., L. Alberti, E. Bourguignon, and A. Ben Abed. "Training of technicians for the maintenance of in situ mosaics: An assessment of the Tunisian Initiative after three years." In 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). J. Paul Getty Trust, 2008.
  • Roby, T., Alberti, L., Ben Abed, A., "Costs and benefits of In Situ Mosaic Conservation: An analysis of technician training and conservation work in Tunisia, 2001-2008." In Conservation, an Act of Discovery (10th Conference of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics, Palermo, October 20-26, 2008). Centro Regionale per la Progettazione e il Restauro, Palermo (in press).

PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

Ninth ICCM Conference, Tunisia

Mosaic Panel, Reburial Colloquium

  • Roby, Thomas. "The reburial of mosaics: an overview of materials and practice." Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, Vol. 6, nos. 3-4 (2004): 229-236.
  • Stewart, John. "Conservation of archaeological mosaic pavements by means of reburial. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, Vol. 6, nos. 3-4 (2004): 237-246.
  • Neguer, Jacques. "Reburial and protective covering of ancient mosaic pavements. The experience of the conservation department of the Israel Antiquities Authority." Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, Vol. 6, nos. 3-4 (2004): 247-258.

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