Chris the conservator inspected the mosaics on Thursday. We need to know how to look after them until the new building provides permanent protection. We were going to cover the whole corridor using scaffolding to support a plastic roof but this might increase humidity which could cause microbial damage. On the other hand we don’t want the mosaics to get too dry. We’ve decided to cover the mosaics to stop them drying out, and we’ll keep an eye on them to see how they cope.
Chedworth RevealedIn July 2010 we revealed and protected mosaics at Chedworth Roman Villa. This was part of a major project to improve visitor access and conservation of the historic fabric. We had a wonderful time and met visitors from all over the world. It was fabulous to share our work and talk about it on-site.
- The excavation and conservation work was captured by this blog as it happened. The 2010 blog is no longer maintained but will still be available as an archive and on-line resource.
- The new cover buildings will be complete in 2012. We’ll be back then to finish the excavations and reveal the full 30m of corridor mosaic!
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