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Site-by site research on first millennium AD textiles from Egypt at the British Museum: conservation and documentation of archaeological collectionsThe chapter outlines recent approaches to conservation of and research on First Millennium AD textiles excavated in the early 20th century under the auspices of the Egypt Exploration Fund, Byzantine Research Fund and British School of Archaeology and now held in the British Museum. Systematic documentation and publication of First...
Harrison, Anna ; O'Connell, Elisabeth ; Pritchard, Frances
BookPublished to mark the completion of a 35-year long study and restoration of the magnificent buildings on the Athens Acropolis. The individual contributors tell the story for an English reading audience of the dedicated and detailed efforts to understand the work of previous generations on the Acropolis and then to...
Bouras, Charalambos ; Ioannidou, Maria ; Jenkins, Ian
BookIn 1937-8, in preparation for a new gallery given by Lord Duveen, an unauthorised cleaning of the Parthenon Sculptures in The British Museum was carried out. Initially the incident was hidden from the public, but it soon got into the press and a scandal ensued. Sixty years later, in response...
BookThe British Museum citole is a unique example of medieval craftsmanship and is one of very few instruments from the Middle Ages to have survived. Its long, complex history includes a connection with the court of Elizabeth I and its conversion to a violin. The essays in this volume are...
Speakman, Naomi ; Robinson, James
The Heritage of ‘Maître Alpais’: An International and Interdisciplinary Examination of Medieval Limoges Enamel and Associated ObjectsAs part of an assessment of the Medieval collections at the British Museum in preparation for the new Medieval Europe gallery, attention was focused on the differences and similarities between the renowned ‘Alpais’ Limoges ciborium, dated to c. 1200, in the Musée du Louvre, an example in the British Museum,...
La Niece, Susan ; Röhrs, Stefan ; McLeod, Bet
Finding Sustainability in the Desert: Conservation of the Archaeological Site of Dangeil, Sudan, and Its Associated CollectionsAn extreme environment poses challenges, and forces one to implement solutions that require mixing state-of-the-art techniques with local knowledge and resources, to achieve results that are appropriate, effective, and sustainable in the long term. This is the case at Dangeil, Sudan, site of a first-century CE Kushite temple and cemeteries....
Guiducci, Francesca ; Sweek, Tracey ; Anderson, Julie
Journal articleExcavation of a 2000 year old Amun Temple at Dangeil in Sudan. Under the directorship of Drs Salah Mohammed Ahmed of the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums, Khartoum and Julie R Anderson of the British Museum, London an excavation of the temple commenced in 2000. Dangeil is located to...
Sweek, Tracey ; Anderson, Julie R ; Tanimoto, Satoko