Barcelona 2017

Welcome to the Barcelona ICCM Conference

Barcelona, October 15-20, 2017

The 13th Conference of the ICCM Foundation, International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics, will be held in Barcelona, October 15-20, 2017, at the invitation of the Barcelona Archaeological Service, a municipal body of the Institut de Cultura  – Barcelona City Council. The conference is organized by the ICCM Foundation and the Barcelona Archaeological Service, with the support of the Getty Foundation.

The final program and the abstracts of the conference are now available on line. Click the link below to download the abstract book in pdf

ICCM-BCN17 – Abstract Book


The second circular with information on the conference and the registration is still available a the following links:

Click here to download the 2nd Circular in English

Click here to download the 2nd Circular in Catalan 

Click here to download the 2nd Circular in Castellano

What Comes to Mind When You Hear Mosaic?

Conserving Mosaics from Ancient to Modern

With this question, we aim to engage in a debate about the materials and techniques, which architecture has incorporated in all its varied forms in an artistic and functional expression: pavements, murals, roofs; for both interiors and exteriors. Mosaic heritage extends beyond the renown opus tessellatum, opus sectile or the pebble pavements, to a variety of decorative styles and contexts which the conference aims to promote and disseminate. Art Nouveau mosaics, with the incorporation of the trencadís technique, as well as other less known techniques such the Nolla mosaics will be introduced and discussed at the meeting with respect to their cultural significance, conservation and dissemination.

In addition, papers will address the following sub-themes:

Management and policies

Methods of survey and documentation

Conservation of mosaics from ancient to modern

Conservation, presentation and display

Education and training

Conservation and management of sites with mosaics

Case Studies

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