Collections Care: Scale Reproduction of Ancient Rome
- Post Date3/17/2017
- AuthorChrista Deacy-Quinn
- Reading Time2 minute read
Visitors to the Ancient Mediterranean: "The Dawn of the Individual" exhibit may notice a scale plaster reproduction of Ancient Rome, depicting the city as it looked like in the 4th Century. Unfortunately, this artifact, which was acquired by the Museum in 1913, had some damage with cracks appearing in the plaster and paint chipping. As a result, our collections manager, Christa Deacy-Quinn, repaired some of the damage and properly cleaned the artifact before remounting it on display in the gallery. Take a look behind the scenes to see how this process unfolded.