This film documents the conservation and restoration work carried out by the Byzantine Institute at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. It shows Thomas Whittemore and the fieldworkers cleaning and restoring the north tympanum lunette mosaics of Saint John Chrysostom and Saint Ignatius Theophoros. It also illustrates the mosaics before and after cleaning. Filmed in 1940 on a 16mm KodaChrome Safety Film. This film relates to the following: vimeo.com/64316403 and vimeo.com/64334568. Please go here for more information: doaks.org/icfa/moving-image-collections/hagia-sophia.
Film: Hagia Sophia, Istanbul: Restoration of the North Tympanum Mosaics, Part 1,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.