Successful honorific conference for Isabel Rodà de Llanza

During the last 21st to 23rd November 2019, the international meeting “Barcino-Tarraco-Roma. Power and prestige in marble” was held in Barcelona to honor Isabel Rodà de Llanza for her long successful research career. She has recently retired from her teaching activities but continues as an emeritus at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and in the ICAC of Tarragona. With flawless scientific and logistic coordination carried out her students Diana Gorostidi and Anna Gutiérrez, the meeting was built around three sessions opened by the keynote lectures of three specialists: (I) Cities of marble (Prof. Simon Keay), (II) Words and images: the eternal message of marble (Prof. Antonio Sartori), and (III) The material of power (Prof. Patrizio Pensabene). Attendance was by both specialists on marble as well as amateurs Held at the Museum of History of Barcelona (MUHBA), the meeting highlighted the great scientific and human quality developed by the honoree. Prof. Rodà de Llanza delighted those in attendance with a masterclass explaining the meaning of selected marble pieces in the Saturday’s morning guided session of the Museum’s collections.