Preservation of Ikea tea-cup is an intervention that took place in Rome, Italy. When the Ikea catalogue became the most printed book in human history (beating the bible for the first time ever) I decided to give history a hand and preserve an Ikea tea-cup. I climbed over the fence of Il Foro Romanum, the old city center of Rome, and buried a tea-cup under the observation of a visiting crowd of shocked tourists. No one stopped me, so as far as I know the cup is still there, to be discovered by future archaeologists.
Genetologic Research Nr. 22: 60937 Ikea-era, 2005 A.D. Rome, Italy was made in Rome in collaboration with restoration technicians of the Villa Giulia National Museum. A new Ikea tea-cup and plate were broken and afterwards restored with restoration paste. It was made in the same week as the intervention work Preservation of Ikea tea-cup. Both works are in the Sciaretta collection of Residence Barberini in Rome.