Heritage: Conservation of Textile Fragments Dating from the 7th-9th Century

The aim of the project is to conserve textile fragments dating from the 7th-9th century excavated from two Nubian cemetery sites in Kulubnarti, Sudan. The project was initiated by Julie Anderson, Curator in the Department of Ancient Egypt and the Sudan, and Anna Harrison.

The principal opportunity is to establish a mutually beneficial collaboration which has the potential to develop and grow into the long term. As well as gaining crucial theoretical and practical experience of archaeological textiles, students have the opportunity to gain an insight into the motivations and working methods of a large institution. For the British Museum, this is a great opportunity to have some fascinating textiles conserved which otherwise might remain untreated; to add to existing knowledge about their collection; to gain experience in teaching and the organisation of such a project; and to maintain valuable links with colleagues at the Universityof Glasgow.

Partner: The British Museum

Academic: Sarah Foskett

To learn more about this project or to discuss developing a partnership with the College of Arts please contact Dr Fraser Rowan the College of Arts Business Development manager by email or phone (0141 330 3885).

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