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[22-25 May 2013, France] Interior decoration in the Eastern Mediterranean during Hellenistic and Roman times : mosaics, paintings, iconography, materials, techniques and conservation



Building on the experience of the Cyprus Narnia Training Course Mosaics in the field, held in Nicosia during October 2012, the present workshop will develop further some of the issues discussed there, but will also cover new aspects of mosaic decoration and deal, for the first time, with wall paintings. Through case studies and more synthetic presentations the workshop aims at presenting the most recent, cutting edge research in the field.

Location: Nanterre (France)

Dates: 22nd – 25th of May 2013

Organisers: University of Paris Ouest Nanterre, UMR Archéologies et Sciences de l’Antiquité, Maison René Ginouvès, Archéologie – Ethnologie

Scientific coordinator: Prof. Anne-Marie Guimier-Sorbets (University of Paris Ouest Nanterre)

Number of participants: This training course is limited to 50 participants. Registration to the course is obligatory

Contact person: Véronique Vassal, email:

For the Full PROGRAMME of the training course, please click HERE

Practical Information

Access to the University of Nanterre using Public transports :

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You take a Rail link (RER), line A, at the Station "Chatelet / Les Halles" or “Auber”, direction Saint-Germain-en-Laye, and you get down at "Nanterre University" (on the map, red line). Count fifteen minutes for this. If you are near to Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame, you take the RER, line B and you get down at the Station "Chatelet / Les Halles" (on the map, blue line).

Means of Transport from and to Paris Airports :

A Rail link (RER) between Charles de Gaulle Airport – T2 and Paris (Gare du Nord, Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame, Denfert-Rochereau). A free CDGVal shuttle connects the stations with the airport terminals. Approx. CDG-Châtelet-Les-Halles : 30 minutes.

At Orly airport use Orlyval, a light rail transit line that connects the airport with Antony RER Station, then take the RER to come in Paris : Orly – Antony: 8 minutes, Orly – Paris center: 30 minutes.

Other solution : Roissybus or Orlybus, stop at Paris-Opera, connection with metro and RER A (Station Auber)

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Please also click on the following attachments for more information *Paris Public Transport
*Rapid Transit System Serving Paris

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