O.T.O. had known for many years that the original Thoth Tarot paintings, owned by the Warburg Institute, needed urgent restoration work if they were to be preserved for future generations. The initial estimate obtained by the Institute from a British firm of conservators many years ago was discouragingly high.
It was this restoration project that made possible the inclusion of several of the Thoth Tarot paintings in major art exhibitions—the paintings could not have travelled otherwise.
Thoth Tarot - Knight of Cups - The powerful Thoth Tarot deck was designed by Aleister Crowley, an influencial and controversial occultist of the early 20th century. He worked on the deck from 1938 to 1943.