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Revealing the Splendor of Gilded Lacquer

The Walters recently received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to perform the cleaning and treatment of several objects from the Doris Duke Collection of Southeast Asian Art. This collection, comprised of a variety of beautiful and unique pieces, has been in storage for some time, and many pieces require treatment. Continue Reading →


Day 6 in Iraq

The highlight for me was a personal tour with the Director General of Antiquities of the Chewar Stoon Cave, an ancient temple site. The cave had 4 natural pillar formations inside, but only 1 was intact due to bombing by Saddam. Apparently he thought his enemies were hiding out there. Getting to the cave was quite a long, steep trek, but worth it for the spectacular view from the top.


Day 4 in Iraq

Terry Drayman-Weisser describes the fourth day of her travels to Iraq. She is the director of conservation and technical research, at the Walters Art Museum, and travels to Iraq to assist with conservation efforts there. In 2006, she welcomed conservators from Iraq, as they visited Baltimore to learn about restoring ancient ivories. Now, she’s sharing similar knowledge in Iraq.