Location & Venue

The location

Athens is the capital and the largest city of Greece. It is one of the oldest cities in the world with a recorded history of over 3400 years, while its earliest human presence beginning between the 11th and 7th millennia BC. The city was named after Athena, the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom.

Classical Athens was one of the most powerful city-states in ancient Greece. It was a centre for democracy, the arts, education and philosophy, and it is regarded as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy.

Crowned by the eternal symbol of Acropolis, the modern city of Athens it is famous for its archaeological treasures, World Heritage monuments and magnificent museums, but it is also a very vibrant European capital that offers all facilities.

The host organisation

The Directorate of Conservation of Ancient and Modern Monuments (DCAMM) is a central service of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, responsible for the protection, preventive conservation, conservation treatment, and final presentation of all historic and artistic works of Greece, from antiquity until nowadays. The objectives of the directorate are to co-ordinate and supervise conservation projects in archaeological sites, monuments and museums, to provide a range of services and consultancy to the local services of the Ministry of Culture on their activities concerning the conservation, care, protection and exhibition of important monuments and collections. It also provides guidance and immediate assistance in cases of emergency, or disaster remedy.

The mosaics’ conservation sector at DCAMM is one of the most dynamic with a background of numerous large-scale conservation projects, highly trained and experienced personnel and a continuous presence and participation at the ICCM conferences for over 30 years. Among our major priorities is to endorse contemporary theories and principles, to set and follow national and international policies, to strengthen collaborations, to promote and share knowledge, and finally to get people to know and embrace mosaics conservation.

The conference venue

To be announced soon

How to get there

 Athens’ privileged geographical location at the crossroads of three continents -Europe, Africa and Asia- offers easy access for delegates. The Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos is connected to all major cities and destinations.