Monday 11 June 2012

Herculaneum Project

Information about the Getty Conservation Insitute's Herculaneum Project:
This collaborative project aims to address conservation issues critical to the preservation of the archaeological site of Herculaneum through a combination of scientific investigation and fieldwork, including the conservation of decorated architectural surfaces.

In 2008, the GCI began a collaboration with the Herculaneum Conservation Project (HCP) at the archaeological site of Herculaneum. During the first three years of the collaboration, the GCI and HCP carried out scientific investigations to address a number of conservation issues at the site.
The knowledge gained from this joint program of site investigation, scientific analyses, and conservation trials has increased the understanding of deterioration present on site; and has improved methodological approaches at Herculaneum that can be applied on other open-air archaeological sites with similar problems.
The current phase of the project aims to study and conserve the architectural surfaces of the Tablinum of the Casa del Bicentenario with the continued collaboration of HCP, under an agreement with the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei (SANP).
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