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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Revealing the Details of an Egyptian Scarab Ring

by Kelly Rectenwald, Objects Conservator


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Several small copper alloy objects, pieces of jewelry and articles of adornment, are all showing signs of bronze disease.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Repairing an Ancient Egyptian Jar

by Kelly Rectenwald, Objects Conservator


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In the Conservation Lab, we are working on this large ceramic jar from Dynasty I Egypt (3100–2900 BCE).

Digitally Engaging the Ancient Middle East

by Trudy Gaba, Curatorial Assistant of South Asian Art, Islamic Art, and Antiquities


ancient Middle East, digital engagement, Persepolis, Middle East galleries, Khirbet et-Tannur

Encouraging a deeper, more layered understanding of select objects from the ancient Middle East galleries, returning winter 2021.