Readings in Arabic on the Conservation of Mosaics
As part of MOSAIKON and with support from the Getty Foundation and input from experts at the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), ICCROM and Getty have published the first Arabic translation of key readings on the conservation of mosaics, available for free download. Since very little specialized literature on mosaics exists in Arabic, this publication fills a gap and facilitates the exchange and dissemination of knowledge across the Mediterranean region.
Using a selection of essential texts from the last 30 years, the publication illustrates the core issues and concepts in the field of archaeological mosaic conservation. It begins with a historical and technical overview of the mosaic heritage in the Mediterranean Basin, and includes illustrations and summaries of the key charters and conventions on conservation of cultural heritage. The multilingual glossary contains over 230 terms, 40 of which are also defined in a lexicon.