Monthly Archives: July 2016

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BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Museum Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Istanbul is a beautiful city. For the readers who have had the pleasure of visiting this majestic city, you will know the wonders to be found around each corner. The … Continue reading

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Low-tech adhesive testing for Egyptian polychrome limestone

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology One of my favorite conservation activities is researching practical solutions to complex condition problems. Example problem: how to stabilize flaky, powdery paint on deteriorating Egyptian limestone artifacts. The solution? Some kind of … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – July

BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator for Conservation, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology It’s Halloween in July! This special Kelsey object is ugly AND spooky. It’s a ceramic lamp with the top molded to look like an actor’s mask. I don’t have much … Continue reading

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Apologies for the tardiness of this post… BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Museum Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Though the summer months see a drop in University class visits to the Kelsey, the Museum is by no means less busy when … Continue reading

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