Conservation of Egyptian artifacts:
We have amassed a mini-library of books and articles on this topic since starting this project. I will list some of the books we often refer to here. If you have anything to add, please let us know!
- Brown, C.E., F. Macalister and M.M. Wright, eds. 1995. Conservation in ancient Egyptian collections. London: Archetype Publications Ltd.
- Dawson J., C. Rozeik and M. M. Wright, eds. 2010. Decorated surfaces on ancient Egyptian objects: technology, deterioration and conservation. London: Archetype Publications Ltd.
- Nicholson, P. T. and I. Shaw, eds. 2000. Ancient Egyptian materials and technology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Watkins, S. C. and C. E. Brown, eds. 1988. Conservation of ancient Egyptian materials .London: UKIC Archaeology Section.
American Institute for Conservation (AIC) website. AIC is the national professional organization for conservators in the United States. There are resources on their website about conservation terminology, education and training, as well as a useful series for the public on caring for personal heritage entitled Caring For Your Treasures. AIC’s Objects Specialty Group also has a page with information on archaeological conservation.
General Ancient Egypt:
Egypt: A New Look @ an Ancient Culture. Penn Museum’s website devoted to Ancient Egypt.
AnthroNotes: Special Issue Celebrating Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt at the National Museum of Natural History. Vol. 33, No. 1, Spring 2012.
Smarthistory is a free, multi-media web-book designed to be an enhancement to or substitute for the traditional art history textbook. The site includes several lessons about Ancient Egypt, including this one about the Ramses II sculpture on display here in the museum.
Screaming mummies? Mummies in agony? Why do some mummies look like they died a horribly painful death? Mark Rose’s article “Screaming Mummies” explains this phenomenon.
Falcons, and Rats, or Shrews, Oh My! by Angela M.H. Schuster. A brief article about a recent discovery of an animal cemetery at Abydos.
Egypt Dig Reveals Animal Mummies and Possible Hatshepsut Statue. History.com. Another article about animal mummies unearthed during recent excavations at Abydos.