Egyptian Wall Plasters, Paintings, and the Publications of the Luxor Conservation Conference

The Gerda Henkel Foundation has started to publish the papers from the Conservation of Theban Tombs conference, on its L.I.S.A portal.  The conference was held in Luxor in February 2016 -  I spoke there about the ongoing conservation [...]

Egyptian Wall Plasters, Paintings, and the Publications of the Luxor Conservation Conference2020-04-05T18:22:45+01:00

Wall Painting Conservation for Shakespeare’s Anniversary

As part of the 400 year anniversary events to mark Shakespeare's death, a major conservation and restoration project has been on going in the 15th century Guildhall in Stratford on Avon, with the restored building to open as [...]

Wall Painting Conservation for Shakespeare’s Anniversary2020-04-05T18:28:57+01:00

Technical Perspectives on Wall Paintings

Last week, 25-29 April, was the 10th ICAANE conference, held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna.  ICAANE (International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East) is a conference cycle organised by archaeologists from various [...]

Technical Perspectives on Wall Paintings2020-04-05T18:37:57+01:00

Buttery Stairs Spandrels, Great Hall, Hampton Court

These 1532 carved spandrels over the doorway leading to the Great Hall at Hampton Court were severely deteriorating.  Carved from soft Reigate stone, they were powdering, blistering and delaminated and in danger of further loss of material. [...]

Buttery Stairs Spandrels, Great Hall, Hampton Court2020-03-01T11:26:07+00:00

Death on the Nile; Conservators, Egyptologists & Coffins in Cambridge

From 7-9 April the Ancient Egyptian Coffins Past, Present and Future conference was held in Cambridge, to coincide with major Death on the Nile exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum - a part of the museum's bicentenary celebration. [...]

Death on the Nile; Conservators, Egyptologists & Coffins in Cambridge2020-04-05T18:46:24+01:00

Conservation of Theban Temples and Tombs Symposium

Last week was the inaugural conference on the Conservation of Theban Temples and Tombs, Luxor, organised by Susanne Brinkmann and Christina Verbeek, and sponsored by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. The conference was a one day event, and [...]

Conservation of Theban Temples and Tombs Symposium2020-03-01T11:37:57+00:00

3D Replica and the Search for the Tomb of Nefertiti

The search for a hidden tomb behind a wall of Tutankhamun's burial chamber: Tutankhamun's Tomb: Evidence Grows for Hidden Chamber, last week resulted in the announcement by Egypt's antiquities minister Mamdouh Eldamaty that there is an 'approximately 90 [...]

3D Replica and the Search for the Tomb of Nefertiti2020-04-05T18:55:47+01:00