FALL 2010
Key Resources


ICOM-CC Working Group on Mural Paintings, Mosaics, and Rock Art

ICOMOS Committee on Mural (Wall) Painting Conservation (PDF)

Institute of Conservation (ICON), Stone and Wall Paintings Group

International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM)

Mural Painting and Conservation in the Americas Selected presentations from a 2003 symposium organized by the GCI and the Getty Research Institute

Rescue Public Murals

La section française de l'Institut international de conservation (SF IIC), Groupe de Travail sur les Peintures Murales


Architectural Ceramics: Their History, Manufacture and Conservation: A Joint Symposium of English Heritage and the United Kingdom Institute for Conservation, 22–25 September 1994, edited by Jeanne Marie Teutonico and Kit Wedd (1996), London: Earthscan.

Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration by Lesley Durbin (2005), Amsterdam and Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Atti del Convegno Scienza e Beni Culturali [Proceedings of the Conference on Science and Cultural Heritage] Bressanone. Arcadia ricerche, Venezia. Conferences focused on decorated surfaces, held in 1985, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, and 2005–2007.

Il colore nell'edilizia storica: Riflessioni e ricerche sugli intonaci e le coloriture, volumes 1 and 2. Atti del Convegno, Roma, 25–27 ottobre 1984. Bolletino d'Arte, Supplemento, nos. 35 and 36 (1984), Rome: Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato.

The Conservation of Decorated Surfaces on Earthen Architecture: Proceedings of an International Symposium Organized by the Getty Conservation Institute and the National Park Service, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, USA, September 22–25, 2004, edited by Leslie Rainer and Angelyn Bass Rivera (2006), Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute.

Conservation of the Last Judgment Mosaic, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague, edited by Francesca Piqué and Dusan Stulik (2005), Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute.

Conservation of Wall Paintings by Paolo Mora, Laura Mora, and Paul Philippot (1984), London and Boston: Butterworths.

The Conservation of Wall Paintings: Proceedings of a Symposium Organized by the Courtauld Institute of Art and the Getty Conservation Institute, London, July 1987, edited by Sharon Cather (1991), Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute. (PDF)

Conservation-restauration des peintures murales de l'Antiquité à nos jours by Geneviève Reille-Taillefert (2010), Paris: Éditions Eyrolles.

Conserving the Painted Past: Developing Approaches to Wall Painting Conservation: Post-prints of a Conference Organised by English Heritage, London, 2–4 December, 1999, edited by Robert Gowing and Adrian Heritage (2003), London: James and James.

El estudio y la conservación de la cerámica decorada en arquitectura: Un compendio de colaboraciones: Roma, enero 2001–junio 2002, edited by Alejandro Alva Balderrama, Ana Almagro Vidal, and Isabel Bestué Cardiel (2003), Rome: ICCROM, Academia de España en Roma.

GraDoc: Graphic Documentation Systems in Mural Painting Conservation: Research Seminar, Rome 16–20 November 1999, edited by Werner Schmid (2000), Rome: ICCROM.

ICOMOS Principles for the Preservation and Conservation/Restoration of Wall Paintings (2003).

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, edited by Aïcha Ben Abed, Martha Demas, and Thomas Roby (2007), Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute. Previous ICCM conference proceedings can be found at

Retrouver la peinture: Études d'histoire de l'art, bilans de conservation, et exemples d'interventions: Séminaire international d'art mural, abbaye de Saint-Savin, Centre international d’art mural, 1–4 mai 1991 (1991), Vienne: Centre International d'Art Mural.

Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics (2008), Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute and Institut National du Patrimoine, Tunisia. (PDF)

For more information on issues related to decorated architectural surfaces, search AATA Online.