Conservation Subject Bibliographies at the Chantry Library, Oxford

The Chantry Library, the reference collection of conservation literature owned and managed by the Oxford Conservation Consortium,  has introduced a series of subject bibliographies to it's website, with the aim of providing curated information through key information sources about a given subject, chosen by a specialist. The bibliographies include a brief description and evaluation, to [...]

Conservation Subject Bibliographies at the Chantry Library, Oxford2020-03-27T18:57:52+00:00

Advanced Imaging Techniques at the Egypt Exploration Society

Two Saturdays ago a workshop on advanced imaging techniques was held at the Egypt Exploration Society in London. It was taught by Dr Kathryn Piquette, of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. The purpose of the workshop was to train those working in the field in Egypt in a new generation of imaging techniques [...]

Advanced Imaging Techniques at the Egypt Exploration Society2020-03-01T12:39:46+00:00

Finalising the Conservation Campaign at the Tomb of Sennefer – and a Black Coffin

January and February saw the 2018 season of the Archaeological Mission to the Theban Necropolis of the Université libre de Bruxelles, and the University of Liège (MANT).  The mission has the concession for the study and conservation of three neighbouring tombs: Amenemope TT29; Sennefer TT96A; and C3  - the work at C3 also included [...]

Finalising the Conservation Campaign at the Tomb of Sennefer – and a Black Coffin2020-03-01T12:38:44+00:00

Technical Perspectives on Wall Paintings

Last week, 25-29 April, was the 10th ICAANE conference, held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna.  ICAANE (International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East) is a conference cycle organised by archaeologists from various European universities and hosted every other year at a different European university. The conference is huge and [...]

Technical Perspectives on Wall Paintings2020-02-21T11:46:20+00:00

Death on the Nile; Conservators, Egyptologists & Coffins in Cambridge

From 7-9 April the Ancient Egyptian Coffins Past, Present and Future conference was held in Cambridge, to coincide with major Death on the Nile exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum - a part of the museum's bicentenary celebration. The exhibition itself is particularly interesting not only for the rich and varied collection it showcases, but [...]

Death on the Nile; Conservators, Egyptologists & Coffins in Cambridge2020-03-01T11:28:39+00:00

Conservation of a Painted Tomb

A very nice piece about the Tomb of Menna project, where I headed the conservation team was posted on this conservation Facebook page: Conservation Works.  It includes various photos from the project from the American Research Centre in Egypt archive.  More details about the project can be also be found on the ARCE website: ARCE [...]

Conservation of a Painted Tomb2020-02-21T11:53:31+00:00

Technology and Egyptian Greens

Further to the project to create an affordable system of multispectral imaging available to all conservators mentioned here previously, Multispectral Imaging for Art, I came across this very good presentation of a paper on ASORtv, by Caroline Roberts. It discusses the way that these technologies were used to identify different greens found in late and [...]

Technology and Egyptian Greens2020-02-22T08:58:48+00:00

Materials Ancient and Modern

Working in Cambridge recently I popped in to the Fitzwilliam to look at the wonderful Egyptian galleries there. One of the mummy cases in the collection has been conserved recently, and, as was well publicised at the time, part of the treatment included the construction of an internal support, for a distorted and vulnerable [...]

Materials Ancient and Modern2020-03-01T11:59:19+00:00

Conservation of a New Tomb

At the beginning of 2015 in conjunction with the Archaeological Mission to the Theban Necropolis of the Université libre de Bruxelles, the University of Liège, and La Cambre, Brussels, we started conservation work on the surviving paintings in the newly discovered tomb of TT C3.  This included stabilising the surviving painted ceiling in the [...]

Conservation of a New Tomb2020-03-01T12:20:35+00:00