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Panel Discussion: "Discovery! Conservation and Science in Action at Abydos, Egypt"

Thursday, September 26, 2013
12:00 AM
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 434 South State, Ann Arbor

Join Kelsey Conservators Suzanne Davis, Claudia Chemello, and an international group of conservators and scientists as they discuss recent research at the Abydos Middle Cemetery site. This group collaborated on examining fragile wooden artifacts from Abydos and developed ways to preserve them. Lightning round presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A. 

Presenters: 
Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Azeem, Professor, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Suez Canal;
Harriet (Rae) F. Beaubien, Head of Conservation/Senior Objects Conservator, Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution;
Dr. Robert A. Blanchette, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota;
Pamela Hatchfield, Robert P. and Carol T. Henderson Head of Objects Conservation, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; 
Dr. Gregory Dale Smith, Otto N. Frenzel III Senior Conservation Scientist, Indianapolis Museum of Art

This research was generously sponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) and the USAID Antiquities Endowment Fund.