Re-Discovering Qusayr 'Amra: Conservation of an Early Islamic Site in Jordan
This Report from the Field will feature the eighth-century Umayyad residence Qusayr 'Amra in Azraq, Jordan. Rediscovered in 1989, Qusayr 'Amra features extraordinary and unique representations of Islamic art in its extensive interior mural paintings. Gaetano Palumbo, World Monuments Fund's Program Director for North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, and Giovanna de Palma of the Italian Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro, will 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.
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