Nebamun Wall Paintings Conservation, Scientific Analysis and Redisplay

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Andrew Middleton and Ken Uprichard

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9781904982142
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Archetype Publications in association with the British Museum
Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 8.25 in x 11.75 in
Pages: 128
Illustrations: 37 color, 142 b&w

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  • This book is an account of the work of the team of curators, conservators, and scientists to examine and conserve the Nebamun painting fragments in their new display gallery at the British Museum

The eleven painting fragments from the tomb-chapel of Nebamun that were brought to the British Museum in the early 19th century have long been recognized as some of the finest examples of ancient Egyptian art and have been considered among the greatest treasures of the British Museum. This book is an account of the work of the team of curators, conservators and scientists to examine and conserve the painting fragments (and their history) before preparing them for display in a new exhibition in Gallery 61 at the British Museum.

The British Museum team has identified the materials and techniques that were used by the ancient Egyptian artists, and the numerous interventions that have been undertaken in the past to preserve and restore the paintings.

Andrew Middleton is a Museum Scientist at the British Museum, in the department of Conservation and Scientific Research. He was one of the project leaders in the Conservation and Redisplay of the Nebamun wall paintings at the British Museum, from the start of the project in 2000, to its finish date in 2008.

Kenneth Uprichard is based in the department of Conservation and Scientific Research at the British Museum. He has also been Head of Conservation Group since 2005, and before that was Head of Stone, Wall paintings and Mosaics.