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The first training program for Syrian mosaic technicians was funded by a Foundation grant to the Centro di Conservazione Archaeologica (CCA) in Rome. Originally planned to take place in Syria, the project was successfully relocated to CCA's headquarters in Italy as a result of events in the region. As a culmination of their work, the Syrian technicians conserved a 4th-century Roman mosaic (pictured right) now in the Museo delle Terme in Rome. A second training program for regional museum professionals took place in Jordan in June. Supported by a Foundation grant to MOSAIKON partner ICCROM, the program was held at the Jordan Museum in Amman, where trainees met for an intensive course on mosaics conservation and organized a culminating exhibition on the care of mosaics. Participants celebrated their achievements with a special guest, Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan, who attended a ribbon-cutting at the museum and received a special tour of the MOSAIKON trainees' exhibition.
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