ASSESSMENT OF DETERIORATION IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL WOOD FROM ANCIENT EGYPT
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ROBERT A. BLANCHETTE, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota. He has written two books, several review chapters, and numerous scientific articles on microbial degradation processes of wood. Current research activities focus on biodeterioration in archaeological wood from terrestrial and aquatic environments and on developing appropriate conservation methods for decayed wood. Address: Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, 495 Borlaug Hall, 1991 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, Minn. 55108.
JOHN E. HAIGHT holds a bachelor's degree and is a research associate working with R. A. Blanchette. With an expertise in electron microscopy, he is involved with many research projects studying the ultrastructure of biodeteriorated wood. Address as for Blanchette.
ROBERT J. KOESTLER has a Ph.D. in the field of cellular biology from the City University of New York. He has worked in the museum field for 18 years, 8 of them managing a scanning electron microscope facility at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and the balance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, where he is currently research scientist. His more than 60 publications cover aspects of the biological and conservation sciences. His most recent research concerns development and evaluation of conservation strategies for preserving artistic and historic materials, especially those affected by biodeterioration. Address: Objects Conservation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10028-0198.
PAMELA B. HATCHFIELD holds a B.A. from Vassar College and an M.A. and diploma from New York University in art history and conservation. She is currently an associate conservator of objects and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has served as conservation assistant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and site conservator at Apis Bull Sanctuary, Memphis and Western Cemetery, Giza, Egypt. Address: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, Mass. 02115.
DORTHEA ARNOLD is the Lila Acheson Wallace Curator of the Egyptian Art Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has excavated extensively in Lisht as well as other locations in Egypt. Address: Egyptian Department, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10028–0198.