This film documents the conservation and restoration work carried out by the Byzantine Institute at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. It shows Thomas Whittemore examining an arch needing repair and it focuses on the fieldworkers applying and chipping away plaster. The film also illustrates the techniques used to ensure structural support to damaged areas on the wall. Filmed in ca. 1936 on a 16mm KodaChrome Safety Film. Please go here for more information: doaks.org/icfa/moving-image-collections/hagia-sophia.
Film: Hagia Sophia, Istanbul: Conservation Techniques for Mosaics, Part 3, The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s, MS.BZ.004-02-04, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.