This blog is an initiative within MCC – Mosaic Coservation Course, which aims to train cultural heritage professionals from the Mediterranean region. It is part of the MOSAIKON programme, a partnership of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), the Getty Foundation, the International Centre for the Study and Preservation of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM).
The course is run by Centro di Conservazione Archeologica – Roma (CCA), an Italian organisation that has been working in cultural heritage conservation for over 30 years, with projects in Italy, Syria, Yemen, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia and many other countries. In the past years CCA has carried out two editions of Mosaic Conservation Course: MCC Syria 2011-2012 and MCC Jordan&Tunisia 2012-2013.
This blog intends to be a meeting point for the MCC alumni and teachers network, as well as a useful reference for anyone interested in mosaic conservation. MCC alumni will contribute by sharing information about their projects and topics discussed during their coursework. The CCA staff will present scientific articles, reviews and case studies about cultural heritage conservation with special reference to mosaics. We hope to stimulate debate and exchange opinions relevant to our field.
The first training course of the 2014-2016 edition of MCC, MCC Libya 2014 – Module 1, took place between the 24th of March and the 18th of April. MCC Libya 2014 – Module 2, has just started and runs between the 19th of May and the 13th of June. We will be posting regular updates on the project, as well as an activity journal and information relevant to mosaic conservation, so check back for further news.
In the mean time, you can learn more about our activities on the MOSAIKON and CCA websites. And don’t forget to like CCA’s Facebook page for updates on our projects!
For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]
The CCA team