LATIN AMERICAN ART & ARCHITECTURE
In recent years, funding for the conservation of cultural heritage has become increasingly scarce, a trend that shows no sign of abating. The 12th triennial meeting of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics, held in Sardinia in October 2014, focused on the theme of cost, relating specifically to the preservation and presentation of the world’s mosaic heritage.
This handsome, abundantly illustrated volume provides a comprehensive record of the conference. The volume’s sixty-seven papers and posters, with contributions from more than one hundred leading experts in the field, reflect the conference’s principal themes: cost, methods of survey and documentation, conservation and management, education and training, backing materials and techniques, presentation and display, and case studies. Papers are presented in English, French, or Italian; there are abstracts in English and either French or Italian for all entries. The volume will be of interest to conservators, site managers, and others responsible for conserving the mosaic heritage, especially in these challenging times.
Jeanne Marie Teutonico is associate director of Programs at the GCI. Leslie Friedman is a project specialist at the GCI. Aïcha Ben Abed is former head of monuments and sites at the Institut National du Patrimoine of Tunisia. Roberto Nardi is president of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics.
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