IPCAA Conservation Workshop

CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Suzanne and I had a great time hosting our third annual IPCAA Conservation Workshop series.  We’ve designed the workshops to give graduate students of classical archaeology hands-on experience with field conservation tools and techniques. This spring we covered ceramics conservation and preventive conservation. Students learned about agents of deterioration, ceramic lifting and reconstruction, artifact storage best practices, and much more. We hope that the students will find these preservation strategies useful as they document, excavate and analyze artifacts and structures in the field this summer!

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Suzanne Davis shows students how to prepare Paraloid B-72

 

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IPCAA students Drew Cabaniss and Zoe Jenkins reconstruct their pots using Coband strips and B-72

 

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Suzanne Davis shows students how to pour a structural plaster fill

 

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