Barcelona 2017

Conference Programme

Conference Program and Abstract Book

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Conference Program

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Sunday, October 15th

Pedralbes Monastery, Barcelona

17:15 – 20:00  Conference registration

Welcome reception offered by the Ajuntament de Barcelona

Monday, October 16th

Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria, Barcelona

8:00          Conference registration

Opening Session

Chair: Roberto Nardi

9:30        Welcoming remarks by local authorities and organizers

10:30        M. Pugès, K. Colonna-Preti, “My neighbourhood’s mosaic”: citizen participation for Barcelona’s mosaic heritage conservation

11:00        Coffee break

Session I. Management and Policies

Chair: Gael De Guichen

11:30        M. Abdulkarim, Strategies of the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums in Syria to preserve the mosaic heritage

11:45        M. Mertzani, E. Anamaterou, M. Deliprimi, F. Getimoglou, M. Krini, K. Pantazidou, I. Vitsou, Strategic planning for the protection of mosaics in Greece

12:00        M. Solomidou-Ieronymidou, Conserving and managing the mosaic heritage of Cyprus: objectives and concerns

12:15     M. Jamhawi, A. Al-Amaireh, Ancient mosaics in Jordan: a tool for the cross-cultural dialogue

12:30        Discussion

13:30        Lunch break

Session II. Methods of Survey and Documentation

Chair: Aïcha Ben Abed

15:00        L. Font, A. Lázaro, C. Puerto, Conservation program of mosaics on archaeological sites open to the public in Barcelona

15:15        M. P. Pérez, Methodology of documentation and conservation in situ: Roman mosaics of Mérida

15:30        X. Fabré, L. Dilmé, “The Barcelona of Vilassar de Dalt”: an extreme example of hydraulic mosaic in the council Library “Can Manyer”

15:45        A. Weichbrodt, M. Kuhn, Made-to-Measure: developing and employing a PostGreSQL/PostGIS documentation system

16:00        S. Chlouveraki, Examination and documentation of portable mosaics: the case of the mosaic icon of ‘Panagia Pammakaristos’

Special Session: The Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital’s mosaics

16:15        K. Colonna-Preti, S. Llobet, The Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital’s mosaics in Barcelona: how new insights into the technique influenced its restoration

16:30        Discussion

17:00        Session Closure

Guided Visit

18:00        Recinte Modernista Sant Pau guided tour per groups (the participants must register for the visit)

18:00 – 19:00: Group 1

18:15 – 19:15: Group 2

18:30 – 19:30: Group 3

18:45 – 19:45: Group 4

19:00 – 20:00: Group 5

19:15 – 20:15: Group 6

Tuesday, October 17th

Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria, Barcelona

Session IIIa Conservation of Mosaics from Ancient to Modern

Chair: Montserrat Pugès

9:00          M.J. García, A. Gamarra, The ornamental suns from the hypostyle hall of the Park Güell, Barcelona: the complexity of this kind of mosaic glass, and its conservation problems

9:15          M. Kindt, F. Lombaers, Re-appreciating the art of Art Nouveau mosaics in Brussels: challenges in the conservation of mosaics in use

9:30          X. Laumain, A. López, Key aspects and criteria for the restoration of Nolla mosaics

9:45          T. Navas, Contemporary mosaics: the case of hydraulic mosaic

10:00        I. Marques, Mosaics and modern Lisbon: the surrealistic panels of Carlos Calvet (1956)

10:15        L. M. Tapini, Concrete and the revival of mosaics & terrazzo floors in Athenian architecture

10:30        Discussion

11:00        Coffee break and Poster and Video Session 1

Session IIIb Conservation of Mosaics from Ancient to Modern

Chair: Miquel Mirambell

12:00        R. Cassio, Mosaics conservation methods in Venetian style floorings restoration

12:15        Y. Selçuk Şener, B. Eskici, The removal and transportation works of wall mosaics of the year 1956 made by two artists in Ankara

12:30        S. Vella, M. C. Gaetani, U. Santamaria, The “Tarot Garden” by Niki de Saint Phalle

12:45        Discussion

13:30        Lunch break

Session IVa. Conservation, Presentation and Display

Chair: Jeanne Marie Teutonico

15:00        J. Chloros, A fresh look 56 years later: a Roman mosaic pavement rebuilt

15:15        C. Riccardelli, B. Edelstein, D. Abramitis, The reinstallation of a Roman mosaic in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

15:30        B. Mahamid, H. Al Taher, Mosaics of Madaba between past and future

15:45        I. Haj Daoud, A. Rjoob, Protective shelter for the mosaic floor of the Great Bath Hisham’s Palace, Jericho

16:00       R. Nardi, The long road of mosaic conservation, a clear evolution toward the future

16:15        C. Martí Robledo, Mosaic and trencadís at Palau de la Música Catalana

16:30        Discussion

17:00        Session closure

Guided Visit

18:00        Palau de la Música guided tour per groups (the participants must register for the visit)

18:00 – 19:00: Group 1

18:00 – 19:00: Group 2

19:00 – 20:00: Group 3

19:00 – 20:00: Group 4

20:30        Reception offered by the Getty Conservation Institute at Diputació main’s hall: Sala del Rellotge

Wednesday, October 18th

Full day excursion

8:00          Buses depart from El Born CCM

Special Session: Lectures on Site

10:00        Museu d’Arqueologia – Empúries, guided tour in Greco-Roman archaeological site

  1. Llobet, P. Rovira, M. À. Jorba, M. A. Calvo, R. Bagan, Documentation, material study and biodeterioration analysis as part of the project to conserve the mosaics located in situ in Empúries

13:00        Buses depart from Empúries

13:30        Lunch break at Girona

15:30        Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya – Girona, Monestir de Sant Pere de Galligants

  1. Rodríguez, S. Llobet, J. M. Llorens, M. À. Jorba, The Theseus and Ariadne mosaic, Bell-lloc del Pla, Girona, 1876-2016: from obscurity to the museum

Museu d’Història de Girona

Free city tour

18:30        Buses depart from Girona

Thursday, October 19th

Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria, Barcelona

Session IVb. Conservation, Presentation and Display

Chair: Stefania Chlouveraki

9:00          I. R. Isiklikaya Laubscher, Conservation history of the Antioch mosaics

9:15          S. Borghini, A. Lugari, R. Narducci, Archaeology in the box: from discovery to explanation in a Roman yard

9:30          M. Tutovski, What comes to visitors’ minds when they hear mosaic but they can’t see it? Restoration and presentation of the mosaics from the Episcopal Complex in Stobi

9:45          T. Pasíes, Intervention project of the Roman pavements of the Villa Cornelius, L’Ènova, Valencia, Spain

10:00        A. Lugari, Incrustations: conservation, restoration and reconstruction

10:15        C. Giroire, M. Marque, An outstanding 19th century restoration: the mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite from Constantine, present-day Algeria (Louvre Museum A)

10:30        Discussion

11:00        Coffee break and Poster and Video Session 2

 Session V. Education and Training

Chair: Demetrios Michaelides

 12:00        J.M. Teutonico, L. Friedman, MOSAIKON ten years later: objectives, outcomes, and opportunities

12:15        T. Roby, L. Friedman, M. Chaouali, H. Rhouma, L. Alberti, E. Carbonara, The conservation plan for mosaics at Bulla Regia, a component of the MOSAIKON model field project

12:30        A. Pencheva, Workshop on mosaic conservation: sustainable platform for education and site management

12:45        Discussion

13:15        Presentation of candidatures for the new board

13:45        Lunch break

13:45 – 17:00  Vote for the new board

Session VI. Conservation and Management of Sites with Mosaics

Chair: Evelyne Chantriaux

 15:00        V. Kaltapanidou, F. Karagianni, A. Petkos, E. Christoforidou, M. Papathanasiou, E. Anamaterou, D. Chrysopoulos, The St Patapios archaeological site in Veria (4th – 5th century)

15:15        F. Sciorilli, The restoration of the mosaics of the Memorial of Moses on Mount Nebo

15:30        T. Shaaban, Impact of the war and crises on the Syrian mosaics

15:45        E. Charalambous, Akrotiri Lemesou: the importance of preventive conservation and reburial during the excavation of mosaics

16:00        P. Hatice, The sundial and convivium mosaic from a Late Antique house in Antioch: documentation and conservation works

16:15        Discussion

16:45        Session closure

Guided Visit

17:30        Museu d’Història de Barcelona, guided tour to the Underground area: Avinyó and Sant Honorat Roman domus. (the participants must register for the visit)

17:30 – 18:30: Group 1

17:30 – 18:30: Group 2

18:30 – 19:30: Group 3

18:30 – 19:30: Group 4

19:30 – 20:30: Group 5

19:30 – 20:30: Group 6

Friday, October 20th

Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria, Barcelona

Session VIIa. Case Studies

Chair: Alessandro Lugari

9:00          E. Chantriaux, M. Hayes, C. Laporte, Conservation-restoration of mosaics from the area of Antiquaille in Lyon, conducted by the Atelier of Saint-Romain-en-Gal

9:15          D. Gennari, C. Cacace, D. Catalano, R. Ciabattoni, L. Conti, V. Massa, L. Medeghini, F. Moro, A. Rubino, G. Sidoti, M. Torre, The restoration of mosaics in the Caetani Chapel in the St. Pudenziana Church (Rome): initial observations

9:30          A. Gamarra, E. Porta, The Mamelouk fountain (XIVth century) from the Museum of Islamic Art of Cairo (Egypt): technique and building materials of this Islamic mosaics heritage

9:45          K. Schneider, F. Guiducci, The Pretty, the Ugly and the Uncommon: conservation of three Roman mosaics from Ostia Antica, Italy

10:00        G. Gasperetti, A. Canu, G. A. Chessa, A. Garau, The mosaics of the Orpheus’s Domus in Porto Torres (SS): conservation issues and recovery projects

10:15        M. Frankovic, Ž. Čelebić, B. Brajović, D. Maksimović, D. Davidović Gnjatović, Regional collaboration project: conservation and restoration of ancient mosaic from Villa Urbana in Budva

10:30        Discussion

11:00        Coffee break and announcement of the elected members of the ICCM new board

Session VIIb. Case Studies

Chair: Anne-Marie Guimier-Sorbets

12:00        Y. Doganis, A. Galanos, M. Kappas, Restoring the legibility of a Byzantine opus sectile pavement, Monastery of the Transfiguration, Messene, Greece

12:15        M. Piranomonte, A. Borzomati, The colourful mosaics of the gyms of the Baths of Caracalla in Rome: an example of restoration and conservation in a famous Roman monument

12:30        B. Dandona, S. Shah, Challenges of terrazzo conservation in colonial buildings in Delhi, India

12:45        Discussion

13:30        Lunch break

Closing session

Chair: Roberto Nardi

15:00        J.M. Teutonico, ICCM XIII Conference, Barcelona 2017: a critical review

15:30        Announcement of the winning video and Conference closure by the ICCM President

17.00        Session Closure


20:00 – 23:00: Closing reception offered by ICCM at AGBAR Museu de les Aigües, Cornellà de Llobregat



The schedule of the conference sessions and activities can be can be downloaded at the following link:

BCN2017-Conference Program English

BCN2017-Conference Program Catalan

BCN2017-Conference Program Castellano