many centuries the frescoes in the Sacristy were unknown. How was this incredible discovery made?
In the year 2000, The
DRT decided to open up the Sacristy inside The Alamo by moving all the flags locaed in that room into the Nave. While determining
where to place new exhibits in the Sacristy one of the members noticed a faint triangle pattern on the South wall. Dr. Bruce
Winders, Curator of the Alamo, called Pam Rosser and her mother Cisi Jary of Restoration Associates Limited to begin conservation
cleaning methods in search of more Franciscan fresco design elements inside the Mission. Pam Rosser also did conservation
work on the frescos at Sistine Chapel in Italy.
Who would have applied all the decorative treatments to the missions
of San Antonio?
The college of Zacatetas and or Queretaro master craftsmen were sent over with the Friars to building a mission
filled with decoration to convince the native Americans to convert to Christianity.
are a few similar design elements between Mission Concepcion and Mission of San Antonio de Valero?
Both contain decorative patterns using floral and pomegranate.
mission used the same color palette.
The main church floor plan of Mission
Concepcion is similar to the floor plan of the Alamo.
The Nave of both missions contains horizontal bands connecting the