Come see conservation in action and learn what it's really like to look after a historic cast collection.
In September, we removed our cast of the Medusa pediment from the Temple of Artemis on Corcyra (modern-day Corfu) for essential conservation work. Now it's time for her to come home, with fresh repairs and a new mounting system courtesy of the team at Cliveden Conservation to ensure that she remains in place for future generations to enjoy.
Why not stop by and watch the work as she goes back up on the wall? See our conservators in action and find out how we are committed to preserving our collections.
Taking care of a large cast like the Medusa is a challenge. Plaster casts are often considered to be inert, but our cast is showing the effects of time. We are rolling out a programme of improvements to preserve our collection of historical casts, so this is just the start.