Tag Archives: Egyptian

New Museums

Caroline visits the Egyptian collection at the just reopened Neues Museum in Berlin.

Golden Boy Gets a New Home

Next up for the Golden Boy is an appointment with the Exhibit Designer: will this be a quick renovation or a complete remodel?

Golden Boy: Eureka!

Next in the continuing adventures of our mummy covering (a.k.a. The Golden Boy), Caroline has a moment of inspiration.

Golden Boy: A Conservation Conversation

For our Golden Boy, the journey from the old Egyptian Gallery to the new building includes a visit to Conservation.

A Trip to the Doctor for Our Mummy

Curators and conservators get a rare look inside an object from the Egyptian Collection.

Notes from Golden Boy’s Curator

The first in the series of posts following our “Golden Boy” on his way to the new building comes from Dr. Caroline Rocheleau: In ancient Egypt, it was essential that an idealised representation of the facial features of the deceased be present on the exterior of the mummified body so that the soul might recognise its body after [...]

The Adventures of the Golden Boy

These are exciting times for the works of art in our collection. So much is happening as we prepare to move the permanent collection into the new building–the conservation lab, photography studio, exhibition design, art handlers, carpentry shop and curators are running on all cylinders to get everything ready. There are some works of art [...]

What’s Under My Pillow

At Dangeil, you can sleep under the stars. That’s rather distracting because the stars look absolutely fabulous against the dark desert sky. Sleeping outside also means being exposed to the winds. Although constant in Dangeil, the wind was much stronger than usual and I opted to sleep in the Bisharin house (with four other girls). [...]

My Tilley and I

An archaeologist is probably not the most fashionable person on the planet while working in the field. There is one item, however, that gives one a very dashing air… 1) a T-shirt with CANADA written on it somewhere; 2) a light blue button-down shirt; 3) trousers with multiple pockets, accessorised with a tape measure on [...]

From the Edge of the Desert

View Larger Map After spending awhile in London doing curatorial research, I am now in the Sudan on an archaeological dig–doing research by playing in the dirt at Dangeil. This is a British Museum and National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums excavation project, but the main team is comprised of Canadian and Sudanese archaeologists. It [...]