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Art and Materials Conservation

Scripps Senior Theses

2016

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Out Of Site, But Not Out Of Mind: The Conservation And Display Of Ancient Roman Floor Mosaics In Situ And In Museums, Erin M. Hoey Jan 2016

Out Of Site, But Not Out Of Mind: The Conservation And Display Of Ancient Roman Floor Mosaics In Situ And In Museums, Erin M. Hoey

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis explores the display of Roman floor mosaics in museums and in situ. Taking the original mosaic to museums for display and protection, and replacing them on site with replicas, is best for the preservation of the original material and its context.