THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN COLLECTION AT THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON. PART 2, A REVIEW OF FORMER TREATMENTS AT THE MFA AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES
SUSANNE GÄNSICKE, PAMELA HATCHFIELD, ABIGAIL HYKIN, MARIE SVOBODA, & C. MEI-AN TSU
ABSTRACT—This article (written in conjunction with Part 1) discusses the conservation of the Egyptian Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The presence of materials used in earlier treatments has had great impact on the nature of current treatments, which often begin with analysis of previously used materials, as their presence can significantly influence the development of a new treatment. The effects of such former treatments on the long-term preservation of the collection are assessed. Sections are divided by material, such as metals, ceramics, stone, wood, and organic materials, and selected examples of re-treatment are discussed.
2. EARLY HISTORY OF CONSERVATION AT THE MFA: THE RESEARCH LABORATORY
3. PAST TREATMENTS AND INFLUENCES ON CURRENT CONDITIONS
5. CERAMICS, FAIENCE, AND GLASS
8. ORGANIC MATERIALS
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