Over the last few weeks I have completed sorting and packing the Early Dynastic pottery, which is now boxed and ordered in the Inorganic
Store. The next job is to complete the photography of the lithics and re-store them in the new cabinets. I have also had two new volunteers start, Henrik and Thomas, both Egyptian Archaeology MA students from Liverpool University, who are photographing the copper alloy figurines and updating the database (see image).
Yesterday two researchers spent time at the Museum: Alice Williams, who is working on infant burials from Kahun for her MA dissertation at UCL, and Tine Bagh, from the Copenhagen Glyptotek, who is working on a three-year project to trace Petrie’s material from the same contexts as those at the Glyptotek. The Glyptotek has a really wonderful collection of Egyptian antiquities:
Tine will be speaking about her project at the conference, Disciplinary Measures? Histories of Egyptology in a Multi-Disciplinary Context to be held at SOAS, UCL tomorrow and Friday (9th and 10th June):
Otherwise, I have been editing the papers for the proceedings of the Egypt in its African Context conference held at the Manchester Museum last October, planning the schedule for the visiting curators from Iran and China who will be in Manchester for 10 days in July as part of the British Museum’s International Training Programme, and preparing material for the Manchester Ancient Egypt Summer School (24-26 June).