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Restoring Public Masterpieces for Future Generations

The [TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund] (https://www.tefaf.com/initiatives/museum-restoration-fund) is established in 2012 in order to support and promote the professional restoration and related scholarly research of significant museum artworks. During the live conversation we get to know the artworks, their history and the challenges of preserving masterpieces and works from the ancient past. <br> <img src="https://cdn.filepicker.io/api/file/TuvACAMrRtyg3Y7HFO8G" alt="Financial Times" style="max-width:220px; height:auto"/>

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Adam Webster

Primary interest in the development of practical skills in the conservation of easel paintings and artist’s materials and techniques. Work in the past has included research into structural treatments of paintings on canvas supports, technical examination of works by Turner in the collection and the conservation and restoration of panel paintings dating from 1590. Work on the materials and techniques of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in the museum’s collection is ongoing.

Jamie Fraser

Dr Jamie Fraser is Curator for the Ancient Levant and Anatolia, supported by HENI, at the British Museum in London. He has worked on archaeological projects in Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kashmir, Greece, Cambodia, Australia and the Solomon Islands. He received his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2016. In 2018, he published the monograph Dolmens in the Levant about megalithic tomb monuments from the Bronze Age, and the book was awarded the G. Ernest Wright Award for Best Archaeological Publication. Jamie currently directs a British Museum dig investigating a 4,500 year-old olive oil factory at Khirbet Ghozlan in Jordan.

Nadine Panayot

Nadine Panayot is the Archaeological Museum Curator at the American University of Beirut (AUB), and an Associate Professor of Practice at the Department of History and Archeology. She holds a Doctorate in Archaeology, Classical Mediterranean and Near Eastern Civilizations, from Paris 1 La Sorbonne. Prior to her appointment at AUB, she was a faculty member at the University of Balamand (UOB) (1999-2020), and was appointed Director of the Research Department of Archaeology and Museology (2010-2020). She was also the founder and Chairperson of the Department of Museum Studies and Cultural Heritage Management (2013-2020), and the co-founder and Curator of the Ethnographic museum at UOB (2009-2020).

Moderated by Jan Dalley (Financial Times)