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MOSAIKON is a collaborative initiative dedicated to improving the conservation, presentation and management of mosaics in the southern and eastern Mediterranean region.

Author: Aparna Tandon
Language: French
Also available in: English

Author: Aparna Tandon
Language: French
​​​​​​​Also available in: English

Author: Aparna Tandon
Language: Turkish
Also available in: English
Year of publication: 2020
Licence type: CC BY-SA 4.0
Type of document: Manuals and guidelines

Author: Aparna Tandon
Language: Turkish
Also available in: English
Year of publication: 2020
Licence type: CC BY-SA 4.0
Type of document: Manuals and guidelines

Author: Aparna Tandon
Language: Turkish
Also available in: Arabic - English - French - Georgian -  Japanese - Nepali - Portuguese - Russian - Spanish - Turkish
Year of publication: 2020
Licence type: CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
Type of document: Manuals and guidelines

This volume of Conversaciones… is dedicated to a dear former colleague, Herb Stovel (1948-2012). He was a giant in the field of conservation. He played an important role in the preparation of a number of important international documents and his constant support for younger conservation professionals, always encouraging and bringing out the best of them.

The seventh volume of Conversaciones… marks the beginning of a new period of the journal, as it will now become a co-publication between the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), through the Coordinación Nacional de Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural (CNCPC), and ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property).

Using a selection of essential texts from the last 30 years, the publication illustrates the key issues and concepts in the field of archaeological mosaic conservation. It begins with a historical and technical overview of the mosaic heritage of the region, with many illustrations, and includes summaries of the key charters and conventions on conservation of cultural heritage. The multilingual glossary contains over 230 terms, 40 of which are also defined in a lexicon.

Fire is a major hazard affecting cultural heritage assets around the world. Although it may seem a rare event from a single institution’s perspective, large fires are far more frequent when considering the total heritage of a nation. Furthermore, their impact is typically catastrophic, causing total or almost total loss in the affected cultural property. The majority of fires affecting heritage institutions can be avoided or greatly reduced by proper maintenance and safety procedures. In order to prevent fire disasters, emergency preparedness is essential but it must not be the only strategy. There is a clear need to promote more effective legislation and policies, to stimulate research and the use of appropriate fire safety technologies, to create a fire prevention culture in heritage organizations, and to raise awareness in society about this issue.