Sponsored by: ARCE-PA
ARCE-PA FREE LECTURE
UPenn Museum, Philadelphia, Classroom 2, 3:30pm
Prof Dr. Mohamed AbdelHady, Professor, Conservation and Rehabilitation of Historical Buildings and Sites, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt; Chairman, Antiquities Committee, Supreme Council of Culture, Ministry of Culture
In recent decades, there has been an increasing international interest and focus on all areas of conservation of human cultural heritage. The lecture will be focused on the paintings belonging to the tombs of King Tutankhamun and Queen Nefertari. These wall paintings are of outstanding quality due to their historical and artistic values. In 2009, the Getty Conservation Institute (Los Angeles, CA) and Egyptian experts entered into five-year partnership to collaborate on a project for conservation of the walls paintings in these tombs. This lecture will focus on the results of this scientific collaboration.