Nefertari Exhibition

From November 12, 1992 through February 21, 1993, the J. Paul Getty Museum hosts "In The Tomb of Nefertari: Conservation of the Wall Paintings."

The exhibition documents the six-year effort by the Getty Conservation Institute and the Egyptian Antiquities Organization to conserve the wall paintings of Nefertari's tomb in western Thebes, Upper Egypt. It includes a life-size, post-conservation photographic replica of one of the tomb's most beautiful chambers; explanatory panels illustrating the problems facing the conservators and the solutions they devised; and 42 works of art relating to Nefertari or the images in her tomb. Internationally renowned wall paintings conservator Paolo Mora, who directed the conservation team with his wife Laura, will join other distinguished project participants for a series of public lectures.

The exhibition will travel to Mexico City for display at the Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporáneo from April through August 1993.