International contacts

Research on ancient sculptural polychromy is an international undertaking. We are in contact with a number of other interdisciplinary projects in Europe and the US:

Germany:
Under the auspices of the Stiftung Archäologie, the team led by Vinzenz Brinkmann and Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann has established a synergy between research and dissemination of research results to a wider public through the international travelling exhibition ‘Bunte Götter’.
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France:
A significant contribution has been made by a Greek-French project, directed by Brigitte Bourgeois and Philippe Jockey, dealing with the surface treatment of Late Hellenistic marble sculpture from Delos. Final publication is under preparation, but important articles have already been published.
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At the Musée du Louvre, the highly sophisticated polychromy of large Late Hellenistic terracotta statuettes has been discovered by Brigitte Bourgeois, Violaine Jeammet and Sandrine Pagès-Camagna.

Italy:
Paolo Liverani (Università di Firenze) and Ulderico Santamaria (Laboratoio di Ricerce Scientifiche, Musei Vaticani) have continued their collaboration. After the work done on the Augustus Prima Porta and the polychrome marble veneering in the Aula del Colosso of the Forum of Augustus, they have concentrated on the polychromy of Early Christian sarcophagi.

Greece:
At the Institute of Greek and Roman Antiquity of the Hellenic National Research Foundation in Athens, Hariclia Brecoulaki is a mainstay of interdisciplinary polychromy research in Greece. At present she is collaborating with physio-chemist Sophia Sotiropoulou of the Ormylia Foundation.
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United Kingdom:
The British Museum has since 2010 been investigating selected Greek and Roman sculptures. The interdisciplinary project involves the Department of Greece and Rome and the Department of Conservation and Scientific Research. Important results were published by Verri, Opper and Deviese in 2010.

Under Archaeology at the University of Southampton, the Archaeological Computing Research Group has an on-going project led by Graeme Earl, studying a Roman sculpture from Herculaneum.
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USA:
Working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until recently Mark Abbe has worked on ancient sculptural polychromy,
Mark now holds an assistant professorship at the University of Georgia where he will continue his work.

In Richmond, Virginia, the Virtual World Heritage Laboratory directed by Bernhard Frischer has conducted work on the portrait statue of Caligula in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, cf.
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