About this lecture
On October 12, 2016 the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, in collaboration with the Centro di Conservazione Archeologica (CCA) – Rome, presented the conference “Archaeology in the Mediterranean Region: Economic Challenges for a Better Future” by Roberto Nardi and Andreina Costanzi Cobau. The conference was associated with the exhibition “The Ancient Giants of Mont’e Prama: From Stone Fragments to a New Image for Sardinia”, with exclusive photographs of the Giants of Mont’e Prama in Sardinia, gigantic statues portraying archers, boxers, warriors and models of prehistoric nuraghe -ancient megalithic edifices- dating circa 9th-8th century B.C.
Roberto Nardi presented the CCA conservation works on various ancient monuments and archaeological sites of Mediterranean region and spoke about the challenges faced to preserve history for future generations. His speech was in particular focused on the educational program on mosaic conservation dedicated to conservators/restorers from the Departments of Antiquities of Syria, Jordan, Tunisia and Libya in the framework of the broader program MOSAIKON.
The lecture was organized in the frame of “Protecting our Heritage” series of events launched by the 2016 the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC) Washington DC. The program aimed to increase awareness and build networks of institutions and experts working on this subject and was implemented in partnership with a number of prominent institutions – including international organizations, universities, museums, foundations. The UNESCO and Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America supported this project.
Speaker(s): Roberto Nardi
Date: October 12, 2016
Location(s): Italian Cultural Institute, Washington DC