COLLOQUIUM OF THE NORTH AMERICAN BRANCH OF AIEMA

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART OCTOBER 6-7, 2017

ABSTRACTS DUE  MAY 31, 2017

The next colloquium of the North American Branch of AIEMA will take place at the Baltimore Museum of Art on Friday and Saturday, October 6-7, 2017. We wish to bring together specialists in ancient mosaics, wall painting, and stuccoes, allowing for a scholarly exchange about these different artistic media.

Proposed colloquium themes include the following:

- Mosaic conservation, museum collections, and current mosaic exhibitions

- Decorative ensembles in public and private spaces, relating mosaics, wall painting, and stuccoes (if present) and their architectural setting

- Iconographic and stylistic studies, and the identification of local and regional workshops

- New discoveries of mosaics

Abstracts of proposed papers should contain 150-200 words of text, in addition to identifying the presenter’s names and professional affiliation and providing a title for the proposed talk.

Length of papers is 15 minutes, and they should be given in PowerPoint format.

We ask that abstracts be sent by May 31, 2017

to: dparrish@purdue.edu

Lodging: a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Indigo in the scenic Mount Vernon district of Baltimore, with eight singles and eight doubles, respectively priced at $129 and $149/night, for the nights of October 5, 6, 7. It is up to individuals to reserve a room in their own name by contacting Lodging: a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Indigo in the scenic Mount Vernon district of Baltimore, with eight singles and eight doubles, respectively priced at $129 and $149/night, for the nights of October 5, 6, 7. It is up to individuals to reserve a room in their own name by contacting Kathleen Dombrowski. The best phone number to use is 1-855-914-1370; the front desk number is 410-625-6200. Mention the group code: AIE and Group Name: AIEMA THE MOSAIC CONFERENCE.    Her email is kathleen.dombrowski@hotelindigobaltimore.com

Colloquium registration: The cost of registration is $50 per person to participate in the colloquium (with the exception of museum personnel).

Each participant also is required to pay $20 for membership in the North American Branch of AIEMA. Please come prepared to pay each amount separately in cash.

Additional colloquium activities: besides sessions for the reading of papers, there is planned a reception at a local restaurant and an evening dinner to bring together all of the participants. The Baltimore Museum of Art’s collection of mosaics from Antioch also will be on display.