15th ICCM Conference to take place in Athens in October 20-24, 2025

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 31st, 2024, marks the initiation of preparations for the 15th Triennial Conference. This crucial step signifies the beginning of a collaborative effort between the ICCM and the Directorate of Conservation of Ancient and Modern Monuments of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture to organize and host a successful event. With this milestone, the groundwork is laid for meticulous planning, coordination, and execution to ensure that the conference in Athens from October 20th to 24th, 2025, is both memorable and impactful.

The conference will offer an excellent opportunity for professionals and students in the field to come together, share insights, and advance the conservation efforts for mosaic heritage. The location in Athens adds an extra layer of historical and cultural richness to the event.

The theme of the conference, “Conservation of Mosaics: current challenges and future prospects,” strikes at the heart of the pressing issues facing the conservation community. In acknowledging the increasing threats, the conference aims to explore strategies for better adaptation and response to these challenges and to enable participants to share insights and best practices aimed at safeguarding our mosaic heritage.

Furthermore, the conference seeks to build capacity for the future by fostering collaboration, innovation, and the exchange of knowledge and expertise. Through a combination of scholarly presentations, case studies, and interactive discussions, attendees will gain valuable insights into emerging conservation methodologies and technologies. Ultimately, the conference serves as a platform for the conservation community to unite in its commitment to preserving our mosaic heritage for generations to come.