Curator’s Diary Wednesday 29th April 2009

The two weeks since Easter have been taken up with a number of researchers from the UK and

Shabti of Horudja, 30th Dynasty

Shabti of Horudja, 30th Dynasty

abroad coming to look at material in the collection, including Dr Daniela Rosenow from the Tell Basta Project (Berlin), Melanie Pitkin (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia) looking at First Intermediate Period material, and a group from Holland looking at the shabti collection, of which we have 799, including 58 of a man called Horudja (see image).

Volunteers have been working on repacking the glass collection, scanning images of material from Kahun to be added to the collections database, and documenting the shells.

My own work has focussed on putting together a conference grant application for the Egypt in its African Context symposium to be held at The Manchester Museum in October 2009 (see the relevant post on this blog) and developing the programme for the visit of four curators from overseas to spend 10 days in Manchester in July, at the Museum and the Whitworth Art Gallery, as part of The British Museum’s International Curatorial Training Programme.

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