Perspectives

Cup with centaurs. Credit: Bibliotheque national de France, Departement des monnaies, medailles et antiques, Paris.

Conserving the Berthouville Treasure

As Shatha Almutawa reports in the September issue of Perspectives on History, a humble French farmer’s 1830s discovery of a trove of Roman silver artifacts has been carefully restored by conservators at the Getty Villa. Here, art conservator Susan Lansing Maish takes us behind the scenes of efforts to restore and interpret this priceless treasure.

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The Colossus computer, used to break codes during World War II, 1943. On Wikipedia.

The Colossus computer, used to break codes during World War II, 1943. On Wikipedia.

Historians.org needs a quick reboot to resolve a technical hiccup and will be unavailable starting at 4:00 p.m. today. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have the website back up again soon.

AHA Today will still be available, and we recommend browsing some of our recent blog posts. Popular posts this week have featured reflections on the Rockville Confederate soldier statue, discoveries at the slave cemetery at Monticello, and a food history blog and app created by PhD history students at Columbia University, one of AHA-Mellon Career Diversity’s four pilot programs.