Tag Archives: glass

Part of the glass display

Making a display of ourselves

Over the past few months Kirstie has done a wonderful job conserving our Roman period glass from Cyprus. She’s written about some of these objects in her blogs, where you can see how she has transformed these from broken fragments into their original complete vessels. This jar is one of the most astounding pieces of […]

Conserved Glass Beaker

Conservation of a Roman glass beaker

Object Name: Glasss beaker Provenance: Roman period, found in Cyprus Dimensions: Height: 95mm Width: 78mm  Description: Glass beaker broken into 8 pieces, with 99% surface weathering (pale beige). Inside the base piece there are loose dark grey dust deposits and a small amount of salt deposits. The surface has localised areas of irridescence.  Treatment: The […]

After Conservation showing supporting fill

Conservation of a glass bottle

Object name: Unguent (perfume) bottle Dimensions: Three separate pieces – 1) 52 mm x 17 mm, 2) 17 mm x 18 mm, and 3) 67 mm x 30 mm Age: Roman period, found in Cyprus Description: This glass perfume bottle has a long neck and was separated into three pieces, with part of the base […]

Blue-green glass bottle

Roman glass and the process of ageing

Linda’s latest discoveries in our stores: One of the boxes of objects we photographed recently contained Roman period glass which had been found in Cyprus – two tall thin jars, and three short round ones. These were my absolute favourites:  Originally this was a clear flask, but it now has an opaque appearance due to […]

Conserved glass flask/bottle

Conservation of a Roman glass flask

Object Name: Glass flask/bottle Dimensions: 20 shards Age: Roman Period Glass. Collector living in Cyprus between 1879-1907 Description:  Glass vessel originally in 20 pieces. Once re-assembled it has a round bell-like bottom with a long neck. Object has localised area of iridescence and insoluble salt deposits. Larger shards have running cracks from when it was broken. Treatment:  The glass […]

Steph cleaning a Roman glass vessel

Meet the team!

The project team say hello! A wide range of people are working on our project to make RAMM’s Cypriot and Greek archaeology collections better known. From the museum we have Jenny and Tom the Curators who look after the collection, Kirstie the Conservator who is repacking and treating objects, Helen and Rick our digital media staff who are […]

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 […]