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Understanding Egyptian Collections: Innovative display and research projects in museums

On the 1st and 2nd September 2014, the Ashmolean Museum was proud to host the Understanding Egyptian Collections: Innovative display and research projects in museums conference. Looking at the exciting and interestnig ways in which museum conservators and egyptologists display ancient Egyptian artefacts and collections. From ways of conserving thousand year old mummies to restoring collosal statues, the conference finds new ways to conserve and display ancient objects.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Egypt and the Ashmolean – 5 millennia of collections care part two Mark Norman, Head of Conservation, Ashmolean Museum, concludes his talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference Mark Norman 17 Sep 2014
2 Ancient Worlds: Open Data, Mobile Web, Haptics, Digital Touch Stephen Devine, Digital Communications Officer, and Sam Sportun, Collection Care Manager/Senior Conservator, Manchester Museum give a talk for the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Stephen Devine, Sam Sportun 17 Sep 2014
3 Bringing it all together in the Artifact Lab: Conservation, research, display, interpretation Molly Gleeson, Rockwell Project Conservator, Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Molly Gleeson 17 Sep 2014
4 Reflecting on Egyptian Pigments: the use of Fibre Optic Reflectance Spectroscopy (FORS) for pigment analysis at the Fitzwilliam Museum Jennifer Marchant, Antiquities Conservator and Abigail Granville, Pigment Analyst, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, give a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Jennifer Marchant, Abigail Granville 17 Sep 2014
5 On not exhibiting a corpse: the Mummy Chamber, Brooklyn Museum Lisa Bruno, Head Objects Conservator, Brooklyn Museum, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Lisa Bruno 17 Sep 2014
6 King Menkaure in Motion: the metamorphosis of a Monolithic royal sculpture from the Old Kingdom Susanne Gänsicke, Conservator; Matthew Siegal, Chair of Conservation and Collections Management, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, gives a talk for the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference Susanne Gänsicke 17 Sep 2014
7 Problems and possibilities for the Petrie Museum’s pottery display Susanna Pancaldo, Senior Conservator, UCL Museums and Collections, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Susanna Pancaldo 17 Sep 2014
8 The importance of technical analysis and research for the conservation and display of archaeological garments Anne Kwaspen, Conservator of the Archaeological Textile Collection, Katoen Natie, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference Anne Kwaspen 17 Sep 2014
9 Mummy case saved by LEGO: a collaborative approach to conservation of an Ancient Egyptian cartonnage Sophie Rowe, Conservator; Julie Dawson, Senior Assistant Keeper, Conservation, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Sophie Rowe 17 Sep 2014
10 Evolving Attitudes: past and present treatment of Egyptian Collections of the Oriental Institute Alison Whyte, Associate Conservator, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Alison Whyte 17 Sep 2014
11 The Stair of Glory: The Meet‐and‐Greet Gallery – a unique dramatic gallery at the Grand Egyptian Museum Mohamed Gamal Rashed, Curator, Museum Display and Research Director, The Grand Egyptian Museum, Giza, Egypt, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Mohamed Gamal Rashed 17 Sep 2014
12 The APPEAR Collaboration: a comparative study of ancient mummy portraits Maria Svoboda, Associate Conservator of the Antiquities Department, J. Paul Getty Museum, California gives a talk for the Maria Svoboda 17 Sep 2014
13 Seeing Mummy Portraits: preparation for display in 2011 and recent collaborative investigation Jevon Thistlewood, Paintings Conservator, Ashmolean Museum, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections Jevon Thistlewood 17 Sep 2014
14 Raising the Dead: bringing design concepts to display Daniel Bone, Deputy Head of Conservation, Ashmolean museum, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. The co-author is Sue Barker, Preventative Conservator, Ashmolean Museum. Daniel Bone 17 Sep 2014
15 Vertically Challenging: the investigation and conservation of a deteriorated coffin for vertical display Bronwen Roberts, Conservator, British Museum, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections. The Co-Author is Nicky Lobaton, Objects Conservator, Ashmolean Museum Bronwen Roberts 17 Sep 2014
16 The Redevelopment of the Ashmolean’s Egypt and Nubia Galleries – designing and building the new galleries Stuart Cade, Partner in Charge, Rick Mather Architects, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections Stuart Cade 17 Sep 2014
17 Egypt and the Ashmolean – 5 millennia of collections care part one Mark Norman, Head of Conservation, Ashmolean Museum, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference Mark Norman 17 Sep 2014
18 Introduction to the Egyptian Collections Liam McNamara, Assistant Keeper for Ancient Egypt and Sudan, Ashmolean Museum, gives the first talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference Liam McNamara 17 Sep 2014