Collaboration with the Department of Antiquities
Team: Marilyn Lundberg (USC), Ken Zuckerman (USC), Ropertos Georgiou (CyI/ICACH), Nikolas Bakirtzis (CyI/ICACH)
The project’s goal was two-fold: first, to apply RTI imaging technology in the photography of a range of wall paintings, and second, to use successful results in the thorough historical study of the complicated medieval monument.
The ongoing conservation of the wall paintings of the St. Herakleidios church by the Courtauld institute provided a unique opportunity for the close collaboration of our CyI/USC team with the conservators of the Courtauld. Our choices for the photographic documentation of wall paintings in the church were not random but benefitted by archaeological observations and conservation details. conservators offered valuable advise on specific wall painting panels, traces of earlier paintings and an array of other historical details related to the art and the architecture of the building.