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The Work of the Ceramics, Glass & Metals Section, British Museum Department of Conservation and Scientific Research

The work of Ceramic, Glass and Metals conservators at the British Museum 6. The copper alloy inlaid eyelashes of the coffin of Nestawedjet, a lady from the 25th Dynasty in Thebes, had corroded and research scientist Quanyu Wang wanted a sample of the corrosion. Organic conservators were already repairing the inside of the coffin lid (1880,0130.1.a) so the sample had to be taken upside down by mirror image.

The work of Ceramic, Glass and Metals conservators at the British Museum 6. The copper alloy inlaid eyelashes of the coffin of Nestawedjet, a lady from the 25th Dynasty in Thebes, had corroded and research scientist Quanyu Wang wanted a sample of the corrosion. Organic conservators were already repairing the inside of the coffin lid (1880,0130.1.a) so the sample had to be taken upside down by mirror image.


The Work of the Ceramics, Glass and Metals Section, British Museum Department of Conservation and Scientific Research

Loretta Hogan records salt crystal growth on a 5000 year old clay tablet with a digital microscope.

The work of the Ceramics, Glass & Metals Section, British Museum Department of Conservation and Scientific Research. Loretta Hogan records salt crystal growth on a 5000 year old clay tablet with a digital microscope. The montage software enables the conservator to capture good depth of focus. The Late Uruk tablet (ME140854) records the issuing of barley to officials, probably for beer making.