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 The 2010 blog is no longer maintained but will still be available as an archive and on-line resource.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!
Follow the main project blog here
Monthly Archives: August 2010
A few weeks back, we decided to TAKE COVER (see post of the very same name) and build some temporary shelters over the exposed mosaics in order to keep the rain off of them and help ease them into life … Continue reading
We’ve talked about the condition survey going on at the site, now here are some nuggets of the nitty gritty. For the condition survey to be meaningful, it needs to be able to be repeated exactly later on to see … Continue reading
Cleaning has commenced on the mosaics, after research and many tests. We have found a way to get the job done efficiently and well with a light touch on the mosaics. The archaeologists removed the overburden of sandy backfill from the … Continue reading
After investigating the effects of water on the mosaics it was decided that the delicate tesserae in room 5b and the room 6 corridor (are between the two shelter buildings) require protection from water flowing through the surface and possibly … Continue reading
When the conservators show up on site, the expectation of dramatic change is in the air. It’s as though the original Roman mosaic artisans have returned to polish up their work to appear just as the day they first laid … Continue reading