Tag Archives: ceramics

Conserved cup

Conservation of a Greek cantharos

Object Name: Drinking cup (cantharos) Dimensions: Height: 123 mm Width: 188 mm  Description:  Ceramic black slip ware drinking cup broken into five pieces. Both handles broken and previously repaired. One of the handles is approximately 90% replicated from plaster.  Treatment:  The cup was surface cleaned using smoke sponge (vulcanized rubber), the break edges were cleaned with acetone cotton […]

Five ceramic chickens

Repackaging small objects

Object Name: 3 ceramic pot sherds, 5 ceramic bird figurines. Date: Classical Greek Repackaging aim:  Creating new housing that provides a secure environment and is ideal for handling purposes. Method: The shape of each object was cut out of an archival foam called Plastazote® to keep the objects in place. The Plastazote® was fitted into […]

Conserved ceramic bowl

Conservation of a pottery bowl from Cyprus

This Cypriot pottery bowl was the first object I treated with the funding from the A.G Leventis Foundation. Object Name: Ceramic Bowl Dimensions:  Width: 87mm Length: 105 mm Depth: 39mm Age: Bronze Age, 2000BC Description:  Round bottom shallow bowl, with an upstanding single loop handle from the rim. The ceramic bowl came into the lab in 11 pieces, […]

Bronze Age pottery tankard

Photographing pottery from Cyprus

Today we have a guest blog from Linda, one of our volunteers: I recently started helping with the Leventis Project, which involves photographing and recording RAMM’s collection of pottery from prehistoric and Roman period Cyprus. I am still very much the “learner” having never written a blog before, or used a complicated digital camera (no point […]

Kirstie Conservator and Jenny Curator

Hello world!

Welcome to the Leventis Project blog! We are working on our Greek and Cypriot archaeology collections at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, known as RAMM. This project is funded by the AG Leventis Foundation. The blog will capture the project’s progress, give you an insight into museum object conservation and open a […]