Herculaneum Conservation Project praised by Unesco director general as model for best-practice archaeological conservation

According to the Smithsonian, Pompeii only has to look down the road to Herculaneum for a prototype for best-practice archaeological conservation.

In this article, the Herculaneum Conservation Project and former BSR Director Andrew Wallace-Hadrill are praised for the dramatic turnaround at Herculaneum, which was labelled ‘worst example of archaeological conservation in a non-war torn country’ little over ten years ago, and is now praised by Unesco’s director general as a model ‘whose best practices surely can be replicated in other similar vast archaeological areas across the world’.

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