The conservation and management of archaeological sites with in situ mosaics presents a complex set of challenges. MOSAIKON is addressing these challenges by implementing a series of regional training courses, Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites with Mosaics. The courses aim to enhance the knowledge and skills of site managers and others who are charged with the daily care and maintenance of archaeological sites throughout the region, resulting in an improved state of conservation, maintenance, and presentation of archaeological sites with mosaics. Additionally, this program seeks to create professional networks within the region and beyond, by bringing together site managers from different countries within the region.
MOSAIKON is pleased to announce the third course in the series of regional training courses on the Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites with Mosaics, which will be led by the Getty Conservation Institute and held at the World Heritage Site of Volubilis, Morocco, in partnership with the Direction du Patrimoine Culturel of Morocco.
This third course, like the previous courses in Tyre, Lebanon and Paphos, Cyprus, will cover all aspects of conserving and managing archaeological sites with in situ mosaics, including documentation and recording, site management planning, deterioration of materials, basic conservation interventions, and site presentation and interpretation.
The course is comprised of three parts: an intensive three week workshop, an extended mentoring period during which participants carry out individual projects at their home site or institution, and a final workshop. Participants are expected to commit to the full length of the course.
The working language of the course is French.
The course is aimed at mid-career professionals from French-speaking countries in the southern and eastern Mediterranean regions who work on or have responsibility for archaeological sites in their home country.
Please complete the application according to the instructions below. Applicants should prepare information in advance and be ready to complete, save, and email the form in one sitting.
Step 1: Download the PDF application form to your computer.
Step 2: Rename the PDF file using your last name as the file name (example: e.g. Abed_SMMaroc _Application.pdf).
Step 3: Open the application form in Acrobat Reader only. Do not complete the form from within any browser window (Chrome, Safari, etc.) or in Preview (Mac users), as it will not be fully functional.
Step 4: Complete the form; save it; then email it, with any attachments, to [email protected] with “Volubilis” in the subject line. Important: email the saved PDF; do not use the submit button.
Application deadline is October 15, 2016.
Final selection of applicants will be made according to the eligibility criteria outlined above by late fall 2016.
If you have questions about the course, the application process, or require additional information, please contact [email protected]
MOSAIKON is a collaborative, regional initiative dedicated to improving the conservation, presentation and management of mosaics in the southern and eastern Mediterranean region. The initiative is a partnership of the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome, and the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM). Through a series of interrelated activities, MOSAIKON aims to build capacity, develop replicable models of best practice, and promote the dissemination and exchange of information regarding the conservation and management of archaeological mosaics, both those in situ and in museums and storage.