A Study in Conservation: The Case of the Carved Monoliths of Cerro Sechín, Peru is a free virtual event on 29 September 2022 regarding the stone conservation of Cerro Sechín, one of the oldest known ornamented sites in the Americas.
The World Monuments Fund conservation project of Cerro Sechín started in 2014 with the renovation of the Regional Museum of Casma “Max Uhle” and the Conservation of Cerro Sechín’s Carved Monoliths. The Museum renovation entailed lighting, display, 3D models, exhibition space refab and content. The World Monuments Fund conducted an assessment in 2020, concluding that the site’s monoliths were in need of immediate conservation due to erosion and cracking, with no restorative efforts done since 1970. In 2021 conservation efforts start with the project, including the community in maintenance, tours and workshops assuring the sustainability of the site in the long term.
We recommend following the virtual event to get an in-depth look into stone and monument conservation as well as gaining insight into the history of the ceremonial site of Cerro Sechín. Furthermore, the project actively engages the local community in monitoring the conservation efforts and safeguarding the site.
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