Statue of an Emperor: A Conservation Partnership

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Mark Cartwright
by Getty Museum
published on 19 February 2016
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In 1999 Antiquities conservators from the Getty Museum began a collaborative project with the Pergamon Museum in Berlin to conserve a statue of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The two-thousand year old statue was becoming structurally unstable. The statue was partially disassembled and flown to Los Angeles where it was taken apart completely, cleaned, stabilized, and reassembled in the Museum's labs.

Getty conservator Eduardo Sanchez tells the story of the statue's conservation.

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Museum, G. (2016, February 19). Statue of an Emperor: A Conservation Partnership. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/758/statue-of-an-emperor-a-conservation-partnership/

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Museum, Getty. "Statue of an Emperor: A Conservation Partnership." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 19, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/758/statue-of-an-emperor-a-conservation-partnership/.

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Museum, Getty. "Statue of an Emperor: A Conservation Partnership." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Feb 2016. Web. 27 Jul 2021.