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Collections at Risk: New Challenges in a New Environment

Edited by Claire Derriks


Conflicts and wars, and more specifically the 2011 Revolution in Egypt, have brought to light the worrying question of the preservation of the cultural heritage in the world. The role of museums and international institutions have become ever more important in this respect. Recognizing that cultural treasures can form the basis for education and economic prosperity, the organizers devoted the 29th Annual Meeting of ICOM's International Committee for Egyptology (CIPEG) to the theme of "Collections at Risk: New Challenges in a New Environment." The present volume contains several of the papers read during those sessions in Brussels in 2012, and gives a clear example of the multifarious paths that lay open to obtaining the objective of preserving the past for the future.

Collections at Risk: New Challenges in a New Environment

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    MVCAE vol. 4

    290 pages

    6 x 9 inches

    ISBN3 978-1-937040-60-4 (paperback)

    ISBN 978-1-937040-61-1 (PDF)

    February 2017

  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Ehab Fawzy
    Preface Luc Delvaux
    Introduction Maarten J. Raven

    I. Collections at Risk: Cultural Heritage Preservation

    Museums in Danger and How They Can Survive Regine Schulz
    Training against Attacks on Cultural Heritage Anna-Maria Ravagnan
    Tell el-Farkha: The Life of Discovered Objects after the Excavations Marek Chlodnicki
    The Role of the Antiquities Museum in Preserving the Archeological Heritage of Alexandria, Egypt Badrya Serry
    Sauvés des flames: destruction et reconstruction de sculptures monumentales de la collection égyptienne des Musées royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Bruxelles Luc Delvaux
    Collections at a Loss: The Looting of Egyptian Objects in 1945 after the End of WWII as Illustrated by an Exhibition at the Museum August Kestner, Hannover Christian E. Loeben
    Pharaoh’s Palace: From the Ruins of Memphis to Copenhagen Tine Bagh
    Les collections égyptiennes et proche-orientales du Musée royal de Mariemont: Risques encourus et préventions de ceux-ci Arnaud Quertinmont
    New Methods of Handling and Care of Collections in the Grand Egyptian Museum and the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization Mohamed Ismael Badawi
    The Papyrus Puzzle, or How to Unlock a Random Papyrus Collection? Willem Van Haarlem
    Egyptology and Museum Education: The Budapest Program “On the Field of Osiris” as a Tool for Preserving Cultural Heritage Hedvig Gyory
    A Rescue from Oblivion Paula Veiga
    Graywacke: A Case Study for the Accurate Use of Appropriate Stone Terminology Simone Burger Robin

    II. Collections, History, and Renovation


    Sarah Belzoni and Her Mummy: Notes on the Early History of the Egyptian Collection in Brussels Eugène Warmenbol
    Aegyptiaca Incognita: The Birth, Development, and Use of University Collections with Ancient Egyptian Objects in Northwest Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Ben van den Bercken
    Highlighting the Camillo Leone Egyptian Collection Sabina Malgora
    The New Installation of the Egyptian and Nubian Rooms in the Museo Arqueologico Nacional (National Archaeological Museum), Madrid, Spain Carmen Pérez-Die and Esther Pons Mellado
    The Ancient Egyptian Collections in Croatia and the Project Croato-Aegyptica Electronica Mladen Tomorad

    Subject Index


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