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Conference on the care and display of Egyptian collections

From: Jessica Suess <jessica.suess<-a>
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
"Understanding Egyptian Collections: Innovative display and research
    projects in museums"
Ashmolean Museum
University of Oxford
September 1-2, 2014

Convenor: Mark Norman, Head of Conservation

The Conservation Department at the Ashmolean Museum
<URL:http://www.ashmolean.org> in partnership with Oxford ASPIRE
<URL:http://www.oxfordaspiremuseums.org> and ICON
<URL:http://www.icon.org.uk> is delighted to invite you to a two day
international conference on the care and display of Egyptian
collections to be held at the Ashmolean Museum on 1-2 September
2014.

Convened by Mark Norman, Head of Conservation at the Ashmolean
Museum, the conference will focus on innovative ways of conserving,
displaying, understanding and interpreting Egyptian collections. Day
1 will explore the redevelopment of the Ashmolean Museum's Egyptian
displays which reopened in November 2011 while day 2 will feature a
series of illuminating papers examining leading edge display
practice and conservation led research projects from across the
world.

If you wish to register an interest in attending, or would like to
consider offering a paper or contributing a poster please email
aspire<-a t->museums< . >ox< . >ac< . >uk by 14 February 2014. This will place you
under no obligations, but will help us plan the event more
effectively.

We expect to make a formal call for papers in mid to late February,
2014 with a deadline of mid-March. Papers, lasting 20 minutes each,
will be selected by a specialist panel from submitted abstracts and
may also be considered for a post conference publication.

Conference bookings will open in April 2014 and will cost
approximately UKP150 for both days, excluding accommodation.

This information is also available online:

    <URL:http://www.oxfordaspiremuseums.org/Egyptian-Conservation-Conference>

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford ASPIRE and ICON

Jessica Suess
Oxford ASPIRE
Oxford University Museums
+44 1865 613783


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