Registrations for the 12th Conference of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM) are open until September 30th 2014.
The conference will be held in Alghero (Sardinia, Italy) between October 27th-31st 2014, at the invitation of the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici per le province di Sassari e Nuoro (Ministero dei Beni, delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo); with support from the University of Sassari, The Getty Conservation Institute and the University of Cyprus.
The theme of the conference is: Conservation and Presentation of Mosaics: At What Cost? The aim is to examine the many different costs that mosaics conservation exacts, such as those linked to authenticity and aesthetic appearance, the human cost of management and maintenance, and the socio-political impact of excavation, development and tourism. For more information download the 2nd circular, in English or French.
We will write more about the ICCM’s role in the following weeks, and at the end of October we will be blogging directly from the conference in Alghero. We hope to see you there!