The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Gallery Talk - The conservation of an Ethiopian church painting

Helene Delaunay

Tuesday 11th October 2016

1:15pm to 2:00pm, Room 25, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG (all welcome)


Helene Delaunay, Conservator of Organic Artefacts at the British Museum, will be giving a gallery talk about the monumental Ethiopian painting 'The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Selama', which is currently on display in the British Museum's Africa Gallery. This painting was chosen by the Museum to be exhibited in public for the Ethiopian Millenium in 2008, having been kept in storage since its donation in 1893. Before it could be displayed the painting had to undergo a thorough conservation process, as it had become decayed, dirty and brittle.

The gallery talk is free and there is no need to book a place - just meet at the painting at 1:15pm.



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