The Conserving Antiquity exhibition focuses on the essential but often hidden work of preserving art and artifacts. We invite you to step behind the scenes and experience the fascinating work of conservators, which blends scientific research and hands-on treatment with the study of art, archaeology, and history. See intriguing objects—like an ancient Egyptian mummy mask and a Roman soldier’s leather armor—and learn about their conservation, as well as investigate mysterious artifacts. Explore archaeological conservation through three short films. Reflect on your own understanding and appreciation of cultural heritage, and what preservation means to you.
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