The Gallery of Pharsalus

The complete restoration of the mural paintings of this gallery was accomplished between 2002 and 2005. The murals, which are attributed to the School of Fontainebleau (16th century), had been exposed to extreme conditions over time and were in an appalling state. Because of numerous cracks and holes in the illustrative layer of the paintings as well as development of bacteria, a long period of restoration work was necessary.
After various different phases of restoration activities, the readability, the nuances and the intensity of this masterpiece have been recovered.

The renovation of the mural paintings has been accomplished with grants from the DRAC Bourgogne (the Burgundy board of cultural affairs) and in partnership with the INP, the National Heritage Institute.

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The very latest restoration activities in this gallery took place in the winter of 2007 – 2008.

These consisted of sanitisation of the ceiling, cleaning and fixing the imitation wainscots and the window frames. Thus, the complete restoration of this gallery was accomplished.