The Pushkin State Museum and the State Research Institute for Restoration hosted a joint seminar
On May 21 the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts hosted a workshop "Research and Conservation of Fragments of Monumental Paintings from Archaeological Excavations" as part of a series of scientific seminars "Archaeology" of paintings: research and restoration of fragments of monumental paintings" prepared together with the State Research Institute for Restoration. The seminar presented interim results of technical and technological and art history research, as well as conservation of fragments of ancient mural paintings from the the 8th-4th centuries BC fortress of Erebuni (Urartu) from the collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. The speakers also shared their experiences in the conservation of ancient objects from Uzbekistan and China. The participants included staff from the State Research Institute for Restoration, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the State Hermitage, the Interregional Scientific and Restoration Art Directorate, and the National Archaeological Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan.