Plovdiv 2020

Welcome to the Plovdiv 2020 Conference

Plovdiv, October 14-18, 2020


We are excited to announce that the 14th Conference of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM) will be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, October 14-18, 2020, at the invitation of Plovdiv Municipality.

Under the theme Conserving Mosaics in a Changing Environment: Challenges and Opportunities, the Plovdiv conference aims to bring together conservators, restorers, archaeologists, art historians and other professionals who work in the public or private sector in the field of mosaic conservation. The conference especially welcomes students and recent graduates.

The theme

Conserving Mosaics in a Changing Environment: Challenges and Opportunities

Cultural heritage is increasingly threatened by rapidly-changing physical, socio-economic, political and cultural currents around the world. Climate change and related natural disasters, reduced financial resources contributing to neglect and underfunding, rapid urbanization and geopolitical conflicts are affecting cultural heritage at an alarming rate. Heritage professionals seek new approaches and effective strategies to mitigate the pressure and the negative impact of change in regional, national and international settings to conserve and ensure the protection of important objects, collections and sites. 

In its 14th Triennial Conference, ICCM will explore the conservation of mosaics in a changing world, focusing on both the challenges with which heritage professionals are confronted, as well as the new opportunities that might arise from these changes.


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Click here to download the 1st Circular in pdf