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A death

From: Helena Jaeschke <mrshjaeschke>
Date: Friday, June 28, 2002
Barbara Adams, whom many conservation students from  the Institute
of Archaeology, London will remember from her years as Curator of
the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College, died
on June 26, 2002 from cancer.

After a time working in the Natural History Museum, Barbara moved to
the Petrie Museum and was its guiding light and saviour for 30
years, battling against university cuts and unenlightened attitudes.
Her commitment to conservation was extraordinary and resulted in
astonishing discoveries in the collection and the further
development of the treatment of ancient Egyptian material. At times
forthright, she was also immensely kind and tolerant and went to
great lengths to support those with an interest in Egypt. She was a
wonderful person, a great friend, an inspiring colleague. She is
greatly missed.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:4
                  Distributed: Wednesday, July 3, 2002
                        Message Id: cdl-16-4-001
Received on Friday, 28 June, 2002

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