Hawarte (Syria), 2010

Hawarte (Syria)

Dates of work: 5 October – 1 November 2010

Director: Ewa Parandowska, conservator (National Museum in Warsaw)
Conservators: Elżbieta Bogdanowicz (freelance), Maria Niewiadomska (freelance)
Archaeologists: Dobrochna Zielińska (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw), Piotr Parandowski (freelance)

The conservation team continued work in the Hama Museum on painted fragments of Mithreum decoration transferred there in previous seasons and mounted on a new support. Two new panels of different sizes, one showing a peacock and the other a fragment of floral ceiling decoration, joined the permanent exhibition in the Museum.

Dobrochna Zielińska, the author of a virtual reconstruction of the painted decoration, completed documentation for a temporary exhibition proposal for the Museum: “Last Masterpieces of Ancient Painters”, to be shown in 2012 in Warsaw and Hama.

[Text: PAM]

E. Parandowska: ewaparandowska@yahoo.com