Lessons Learned: Reflecting on the Theory and Practice of Mosaic Conservation Edited by Aïcha Ben Abed, Martha Demas, and Thomas Roby
432 pages, paperback

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The ninth triennial meeting of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM), organized by the Getty Conservation Institute 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.

Related Getty Conservation Institute projects: MOSAIKON and Conservation of Mosaics in Situ.

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