Mosaic Conservation Course MCC 2016 in Ephesu
The new phase of the On the he MCC MOSAIKON courses started on 17th of March 2016.
Mosaic Conservation Course (MCC) is a project born from a collaboration of CCA Centro di Conservazione
Archeologica, Roma, with Jordan’s Department of Antiquities, Libya’s Department of Antiquities and Tunisia’s Institute National du Patrimoine (INP).
It is part of the MOSAIKON, an international initiative aiming to build local capacity for the conservation and management of mosaics in the Mediterranean region. The institutions that take part in the project are the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), the Getty Foundation, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM).
The course that has just sarted is part of the specialisation phase of MCC, aimed to professional conservators that have already successfully completed previous MCC training courses. This last phase of the program takes place at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ephesus, in Turkey and is hosted by the Austrian Archaeological Institute (ÖAI) and supervised by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey.
MCC participants will attend lectures and seminars, but the focus will be on the practical fieldwork experience on the mosaics of Terrace House 2. They will be undertaking all the main phases of a conservation program for in situ mosaics, such as documentation, structural consolidation, cleaning and stuccoing. The whole intervention will be carried out in front of the public.