Conservation of the papyrus collection at the British Museum – University of Copenhagen

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Conservation of the papyrus collection at the British Museum

Bridget Leach, papyrus conservator at the Department of Conservation and Scientific Research at the British Museum will give a lecture entitled

"Conservation of the papyrus collection at the British Museum"

Abstract
The talk will present the practical aspects of conservation work after a short introduction to the different types of papyri found in the British Museum's collection. The problems that conservation can encounter with the ancient writing material will be outlined, and the treatments undertaken to preserve them using case histories. Some of the research work done to understand the alteration to the pigments used to illustrate many of the funerary papyri in the collection will also be explained.