Re-discovering Qusayr ‘Amra: Conservation of an Early Islamic Site in Jordan

The eighth-century Umayyad residence Qusayr ‘Amra in Azraq, Jordan, features extraordinary and unique representations of Islamic art in its extensive interior mural paintings. Gaetano Palumbo and Giovanna de Palma present the significant interior and exterior conservation work that has been underway since 2008 through a collaboration between WMF, the Italian Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro, and the Department of Antiquities of Jordan.