Art Restoration

When studying history we see artifacts in their current state, however I want students to visualize what the original looked like.

We are working on a unit on Egypt, and we were learning about Nefertiti, so I had the students do a little restoration. I took a photo from the Neues Museum website in Berlin (where the famous bust is located)  

Then I had students load the photo into keynote and start restoring he statue. I only had them work on the crown, necklace, and eye. I don’t let them try restoring the face, only the eye.

This was an almost completed project.


2 replies

October 20, 2023

Cool concept Brian to “see artifacts as they might have been”. That’s a great challenge for students! And the close up drawing work to “restore” the artifact, really gets students in to understanding the design and art of the time. Love this!

October 23, 2023

This is such a great idea and gives them practice with zooming and being precise as they color.

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