UNC Asheville to Host Lecture on Conservation in Archaeology
Tue, 10/05/2010 - 2:19pm
UNC Asheville will host a talk on "Conservation in Archaeology: Case Studies in the Mediterranean," by archaeologist and scholar Roberto Nardi, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library, Whitman Room. Nardi, who currently serves as vice president of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics and a fellow of the International Institute for Conservation, will discuss the conservation practices used in several notable archaeological sites in the Mediterranean region, including the Arch of Septimus Severus in the Roman Forum; the Capitoline Museums in Rome; mosaics in Israel; field sites in Zeugma, Turkey; the mosaic of the Transfiguration in the Monastery of Saint Catherine in Sinai; and the prehistoric sculptures of Monteprama in Sardinia, Italy.
Nardi is the founder of the Centro di Conservazione Archeologica, a private company that carries out public commissions in the field of conservation of ancient monuments and archaeological sites. He has directed 50 archaeological projects and training courses in 14 countries. Nardi has served as an associate professor at the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, and has published 80 technical articles. He holds degrees from the University of Rome and the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro.
For more information contact Laurel Taylor, UNC Asheville Classics Department lecturer and president of the WNC Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America, at 828.251.6290.