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Restoration and Conservation of Urartian Jewellery Collection

12 March 2012 – 30 November 2013
Rezan Has Museum

Urartian Jewelleries Restoration and Conservation Project

The “Art Conservation Project”, which is initiated by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch at global scale in 2010 for Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, was extended to include Asia, Australia, South America and the United States. Under this project, only Rezan Museum from Turkey was given financial support for the restoration of the “Urartu Jewellery Collection”.

Restoration and Conservation Works

The conservation of an artefact involves the careful examination of three phases: The first phase includes the period that the object was produced and in use. The second phase is the period that the object gains historical value by remaining buried in ground or underwater. The third and last phase covers taking the object out of it’s the context and the process of endless restoration and conservation work which should be started by scientists.

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