The Getty Conservation Institute and Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities have collaborated on a project for the conservation and management of KV 62: the tomb of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings. Dating to 1323 BCE, the tomb has been heavily visited since its discovery in 1922. Visitation has negatively impacted the tomb, both by altering its interior microclimate and by mechanical damage, which has led to loss of original material. The project comprised strategies to counter these effects, including conservation of the wall paintings, installation of new infrastructure, stabilization of environmental conditions, and recommendations for managing visitors. To ensure the sustainability of these measures into the future, monitoring and maintenance considerations were built into the project both in the design of conservation solutions and in the development and implementation of an ongoing overall strategy for the tomb.
|Title of host publication
|Transcending Boundaries: Integrated Approaches to Conservation
|Subtitle of host publication
|ICOM-CC 19th Triennial Conference Preprints, Beijing, 17–21 May 2021
|Published - Sept 1 2021