Hagia Sophia: Conservation Techniques for Mosaics, Part 3

This film documents the conservation and restoration work carried out by the Byzantine Institute at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. It shows Thomas Whittemore examining an arch in need of repair and focuses on the fieldworkers applying and chipping away plaster. The film also illustrates the techniques used to ensure structural support to damaged areas on the wall.

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