Barcelona 2017

Location & Venue


The Conference will be held at El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria.  Check the map on top of this page for the exact location.

The Conference Opening will be held at the Pedralbes Monastery

Sunday, October 15th at 17:15- 20:00

Conference registration and welcome reception offered by the Ajuntament de Barcelona

How to get there:


Baixada del Monestir, 9

08034 Barcelona

Metro: Maria Cristina or Palau Reial (L3)

Bus: H4, 59,63, 68, 78

Tourist bus: blue route


Bus: 59 from Plaça de Palau (1 hour)

FGC: L12 from Plaça Catalunya to Reina Elisendaand 15 minutes walk (40 minutes)

Taxi: (25 minutes)

The location 

Barcelona, located on the Mediterranean coast, is the capital of Catalonia and a city with great cultural and economic potential in the Mediterranean. With a marked focus on innovation but without losing sight of its own history and traditions, in recent decades Barcelona has been transformed into a cosmopolitan city with an undeniable global influence.

Barcelona offers excellent and varied services, including local and international transportation, and housing – hostels for students and a wide range of hotels. On the other hand, the mild weather and unique heritage make it an ideal venue for the event.

The conference is intended for conservators, restorers, archaeologists, art historians and other professionals who work in the public or private sector in the field of mosaic conservation.  The conference also welcomes students and recent graduates.

Within the framework of mosaic production, in addition to fine examples of the Greek and Roman mosaic tradition – such as the Empúries archaeological site or the recently excavated Roman mosaics in la Sagrera, in the city of Barcelona – Catalonia has a large range of Art Nouveau mosaics dating from the early 20th century.

In Barcelona, we find mosaics in the most unexpected corners of the city. Examples include the Santa Creu I Sant Pau Hospital or the Palau de la Música with an extensive collection of top-level Art Nouveau mosaics. Besides, various mosaic works can be found in shops, residences, markets or other pubic and private buildings, providing examples of the varied applications of the mosaic technique. The Barcelona conference aims to demonstrate the diversity in the technique and function of mosaics from ancient to modern and contemporary times.