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Research - Education: Training Workshop
A participant examines the condition of a mosaic pavement as part of the 2010 course in Tyre (Lebanon). Photo: Leslie Friedman.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites with Mosaics

Getty Conservation Institute, Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus

The Getty Conservation Institute is pleased to announce the second MOSAIKON training course in the conservation and management of archaeological sites with mosaics to be in Paphos, Cyprus from April 28 to May 16, 2014. This course is being presented in partnership with the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus and the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus.

The Mediterranean region possesses an extraordinarily rich and varied archaeological heritage, including a vast number of mosaic pavements from classical antiquity. Some of these ancient mosaics remain in situ while many others have been lifted and placed in museums and storage. The conservation and management of in situ mosaics on archaeological sites presents a complex set of challenges.

The 2014 training course will cover all aspects of conserving and managing archaeological sites with in situ mosaics, including documentation and recording; site management planning; deterioration mechanisms; basic conservation interventions, both preventive and remedial; and presentation and interpretation.

As with the 2010 course in Tyre, Lebanon this training course has three parts: a 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 teaching language will be English.

Eligibility

The course is aimed at mid-career professionals from the southern and eastern Mediterranean region who work on or have responsibility for archaeological sites with mosaics.

Costs

Applicants are responsible for their travel costs to and from Cyprus. While in Cyprus, lodging and meals for three-week course will be covered by MOSAIKON. There is no course fee.

Pending the availability of funds, MOSAIKON will provide a limited number of travel grants based on demonstrated institutional financial need. Funding requests will be reviewed individually. We encourage all applicants to seek funds to cover their travel costs from their employers.

Application

Deadline for submission of the application is September 30, 2013.

Application Materials

Applicants should download application form and save file with your surname (family) name in filename. Completed applications should be returned via email to MOSAIKON@getty.edu. Be sure to include Cyprus 2014 in the subject line of your email.

NOTE: If you or your supervisor are unable to sign the application electronically, it is important that you still complete your application online and submit via e-mail. Then, print out a copy of your application for signature by you/your supervisor. Once signed, scan the whole application, attach it to an e-mail, and send it to MOSAIKON@getty.edu.

For questions about the workshop, application process, or for additional information, please contact MOSAIKON@getty.edu.