'Protected Shelters for Archaeological Sites' published in collaboration with Herculaneum Conservation Project, the Getty Conservation Institute, ICCROM and ICCM

We are pleased to announce the publication of Protective Shelters for Archaeological Sites (Proceedings of a Symposium, Herculaneum, Italy, 23-27 September 2013) edited by Zaki Aslan, Sarah Court, Jeanne Marie Teutonico and Jane Thompson.

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The BSR and the Herculaneum Conservation Project partnered with the MOSAIKON initiative to develop a week-long symposium which included heritage professionals from thirteen countries around the southern and eastern Mediterranean, as well as a group of international specialists with relevant expertise regarding shelters. The participants represented a cross-section of disciplines including conservation, archaeology, architecture and engineering, and a range of experiences in the conservation and management of archaeological sites with mosaics.

The symposium and the associated proceedings were organised by the British School at Rome, as part of its ten-year contribution to the wider partnership between the Packard Humanities Institute and the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei, known as the Herculaneum Conservation Project. This project dedicated to Protective Shelters for Archaeological Sites was completed as part of MOSAIKON. MOSAIKON is a joint initiative of the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM) to improve the care and preservation of ancient mosaics in the greater Mediterranean. Major support for this publication was provided by a grant from the Getty Foundation. Local support was provided by the Herculaneum Conservation Project team and also the Herculaneum Centre, the latter a local association that worked with great effect over a five-year period to augment community engagement in heritage in Herculaneum.