The first edition of the competition “Pearls of Science” launched by the Ministry of Education and Science was resolved in March. One of the winners is Paulina Staszkiewicz, who received a grant for her project “Sanctuary of the Hathor Shrine at the Temple of Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahari. Technological investigation of polychromy.”
The project will be conducted within the framework of the PCMA’s Polish Archaeological and Conservation Expedition at the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, in cooperation with the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. It will be supervised by Prof. Krzysztof Chmielewski from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
The project will investigate the ancient painting layers at the Temple of Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahari with the polychromy from the Hathor Shrine as a case study. It encompasses analytical studies, in situ observations and research, and identification of the technique and technology of the painting layer’s execution.
Paulina Staszkiewicz is a student of conservation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She is the recepient of a number of scholarships, among others, the scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for outstanding achievements, and the art scholarship of the City of Warsaw. She also received the PCMA Scholarship for the project “Conservation of the painting layer in the Meru tomb at the necropolis of North Asasif (Egypt).”
The “Pearls of Science” program aims to support the scientific development of outstanding students by providing them with opportunities for research or artistic creation.
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