new edition announcement

New Book: Conservation of Underwater Archaeology Sites

place: Zadar Croatia
The Book titled Conservation of Underwater Archaeology Sites has been published by the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar (ICUA). It's a bilingual edition in English and Croatian.

Authors: Luka Bekić, Ed.,  Martina Ćurković, Ante Jelić, Antonija Jozić, Mladen Mustaček, Tanja Perin i Mladen Pešić.

Underwater archaeology in the Republic of Croatia has made considerable progress in the last couple of years and a high quality system for survey, research and protection of underwater archaeology sites and finds is being implemented. From now on, the focal point of these activities are based in the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar (ICUA).

This new Centre was opened in September 2007 as an organizational unit of the Croatian Conservation Institute, a scientific and professional institution founded by the Republic of Croatia. In January 2009 the Centre was legally recognized as an independent institution, although it will stay closely linked to Croatian Conservation Institute.

The decision to establish the Centre was based on the fact that Croatia was among the first countries to ratify the UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage from 2001. That was the reason for UNESCO to accept the Croatian initiative to proclaim the Centre in Zadar as a regional centre (category 2) under the auspices of UNESCO.

(D.H., 04.10.2011)