Committee meetings, Tunisia 1978, France 1980


Committee meetings, Tunisia 1978, France 1980

Tunis and Carthage, Tunisia, 1978

The second meeting of the Board took place in 1978 in Tunis and Carthage, at the invitation of the Institut National d’Art et d’Archéologie. The main theme of the meeting dealt with themes in vogue at the time, namely problems of detachment and the advantages of the different supports then available.

Périgueux, France, 1980

Two years later, in 1980, the next meeting of the committee was organized at Périgueux, in France. The issues brought up in Tunis, were discussed further and the proceedings of these meetings were published as Mosaics No. 2: Safeguard. Through this meeting and the subsequent publication of its proceedings, the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics was, for the first time, taking a stand of its own in the world of conservation, and making evident that a methodology was evolving that was gradually displacing experimentation. This publication also marked an innovation since, apart from the usual English and French editions, it also enjoyed one in Arabic, thanks to Tunisian funding.