Visit to the mosaic school is important for handicraft mosaic reproductions and artistic pieces.
Following the pioneer work of the Fransiscan Father Piscirillo on Jordan’s ancient mosaics, and his instigation the Italian government helped establish the Madaba School of Mosaics. The purpose was to train students on the restoration and conservation of ancient mosaics, as well as the creation of replicas and modern pieces. Souvenir shops all over Jordan carry some very interesting pieces of the products of entrepreneur students who established their own shops to make some very interesting art pieces. The latest development at the school is the conversion of its program into a four year college degree at the level of Bachelor of Arts. In addition to mosaics conservation of stone is also currently taught.