Two Renowned Icons Successfully Restored
Albanian Daily News
Published October 13, 2017
Two renowned icons, ‘Christ’s Tissue’ and ‘Saint Mary with Christ” were successfully restored in the Art Works laboratory, part of the Monuments of Culture Institute. These icons, part of the National Historic Museum fund are defined as religious objects of special importance.
The restoration process started with the photographic, descriptive and graphic documentation of the icons and followed with the restoration and preservation process in accordance to the requested criteria.
A careful analysis of the X-ray fluorescence which aimed to shed light on the materials used for these icons was an important element of this delicate process. This analysis was effectuated in collaboration with Nuclear Physics Institute.
The restored icons will soon be exposed in the National Historic Museum halls.