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October 2020: Save the Dewlish mosaic!
The Dorset Museum is raising funds to save an important Roman mosaic for the nation. The fragment of mosaic, found in a villa at Dewlish in 1974, depicts a leopard bringing down an antelope. It is one of the finest figured mosaics found anywhere in Britain. It has been sold to an overseas buyer, and will leave the country unless the money can be raised to acquire it for the Dorset Museum, which already holds other mosaics from the same villa. The government has placed a temporary export bar on the mosaic, so the museum needs to raise 135,000 by January 2021 to keep it in the UK.
crosslet  Update: The fundraising campaign was successful, and the mosaic is now on display in the Dorset Museum. Thanks to everyone who donated!
 
September 2017: New mosaic at Boxford, Berkshire
The Boxford History Project and the Berkshire Archaeology Research Group, in collaboration with Cotswold Archaeology, have uncovered one of the most spectacular and unusual Roman mosaics ever discovered in Britain. It is decorated with mythological scenes, including Bellerophon killing the Chimaera and Hercules fighting a centaur. It also features cupids, perhaps representing the seasons, and giants (telamones) in the corners holding up the central panel.
crosslet  Full details on the Cotswold Archaeology website
crosslet  Boxford Dig Blog
 
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Events

Monday 17–Friday 21 October 2022: 15th International Congress on Ancient Mosaics: Mosaic in Context
Lyon and Saint-Romain-en-Gal, France
Further information
 
Wednesday 27–Saturday 30 April 2022: 6th International Symposium of the Mosaic Corpus of Turkey: Reflections of Faith and Cult in Mosaic Art: Art, Conservation, and Modern Approaches
Mudanya, Turkey
Further information
 
Saturday 4 December 2021: ASPROM AGM
online (Zoom)
The agenda and joining instructions will be sent to members with the autumn Newsletter.
 
 
Saturday 27 November 2021: ASPROM Winter Symposium
Reading Museum
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Programme
 
Saturday 5 June 2021: ASPROM Summer Symposium
online (Zoom)
The talks will focus on Roman Colchester.
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Programme
 
Saturday 5 December 2020: ASPROM AGM and Symposium
online (Zoom)
Programme
 
Saturday 7 December 2019: ASPROM AGM and Symposium
Kings College London, Bush House
Programme
 
Saturday 8–Sunday 9 June 2019: ASPROM Summer Symposium
Fishbourne & Bignor
Programme
 
Saturday 1 December 2018: ASPROM AGM and 40th Anniversary Symposium
Kings College London, Strand Campus
Programme
 
Monday 15–Friday 19 October 2018: 14th International Congress on Ancient Mosaics
Nicosia, Cyprus
Programme
 
Saturday 2–Sunday 3 June 2018: ASPROM Summer Symposium
York & Aldborough
Programme
 
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This page is maintained by
Ruth Westgate. If you would like to advertise a mosaic-related event here, please email the details to me. Last modified 10 October 2021.