Conserving a child mummy

A couple weeks ago, I introduced you to our child mummy Tanwa, and now I’m happy to report that I’ve completed her conservation treatment. Tanwa has been in our collection since 1898; she was collected through the American Exploration Society, … Continue reading

A sticky issue: choosing a consolidant for our painted coffin

In a previous post, I described some of the issues we’re facing in the treatment of our painted coffin of Tawahibre. We’ve managed to clean much of the painted surface, but there are many areas of the paint and gesso … Continue reading