Herculaneum - detail of wall painting deterioration Herculaneum Project
A project of the Getty Conservation Institute

Conservators and scientists are working together to better understand the flaking and powdering paint of figurative scenes on wall paintings, a typical condition at the site and in the greater Vesuvian archaeological region. These wall painting scenes, uncovered in the 1930s show extensive deterioration, much of which has occurred since excavation. Photo: Emily MacDonald-Korth