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Egyptian materials conservation conference

From: Susanna Pancaldo <s.pancaldo>
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2007
Conference and seminar announcement:

Decorated Surfaces on Ancient Egyptian Objects: Technology,
    Deterioration and Conservation
Cambridge, UK
6-9 September 2007

We are pleased to announce the programme for the joint ICON
Archaeology Group/ Fitzwilliam Museum conference "Decorated Surfaces
on Ancient Egyptian Objects: Technology, Deterioration and
Conservation," to be held at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge this

The conference (7-8 September 2007) will address conservation topics
raised by a wide range of Egyptian decorated object surfaces and
substrates. There will be lectures on coffins, mummy shrouds, mummy
portraits, cartonnage, basketry, wooden statuettes and bronze, as
well as talks on pigments and on the use of radiography and CT in
studying Egyptian objects. Conference posters cover a similar range
of topics plus presentations on decision making, on-site
conservation and more.

Conference attendees are invited to attend an evening reception and
private view of an exhibition of the Fitzwilliam Museum's recently
conserved papyrus Book of the Dead of Ramose as well as the
Fitzwilliam's annual evening Egyptology lecture (Stephen Glanville
Memorial Lecture), this year to be given by Professor Barry Kemp of
the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of
Cambridge and Director of the Amarna Project. His talk will include
discussion of the methods of site conservation developed at Amarna
over the last decade

On Sunday following the conference (9 September 2007), the
Fitzwilliam Museum is offering guided tours of the Egyptian
galleries, conservation labs and stores. There will also be a
lecture and film by the team who rescued the Tarharqo wall painting
at Qasr Ibrim, and Dana Goodburn-Brown will be conducting her famous
mummy-wrapping workshop (charge of UKP10 to cover materials).

On the day preceding the conference (6 September) there will be
small-group workshops and practical seminars on specific
conservation topics, primarily intended for professional
development. Book soon, as spaces area filling fast!

Full details of these events are available at


For further information, contact

    Julie Dawson
    +44 1223 332930
    fitzmuseum-aeo2007 [at] lists__cam__ac__uk


    Susi Pancaldo
    +44 207 679 4137
    s.pancaldo [at] ucl__ac__uk

For bookings, please contact

    Charlotte Cowin
    +44 20 7785 3807
    membership [at] icon__org__uk

Susanna Pancaldo
Conference Planning Committee
and Conservation Project Manager
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
University College London
Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT
+44 20 7679 4137
Fax: +44 20 7679 2886

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:17
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Received on Thursday, 19 July, 2007

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