Object Conservation at the Gordion Archaeological Project in Turkey
Date: Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Sponsored by: Logan Msueum of Anthropology, Museums Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Chemistry
Contact: Nicolette Meister, email@example.com, 2305
A formal object conservation program has been integral to the Gordion Archaeological Project in central Anatolia since the late 1980’s. This talk discusses the many roles conservators play onsite and how conservation integrates with the archaeological excavation team and visiting researchers. Highlights of various preservation and restoration projects as well as the challenges of working onsite during the short summer dig season will be presented.
Cricket Harbeck, the Logan Museum of Anthropology's Conservator in Residence for Spring'17 is an objects conservator with over a decade of archaeological conservation field experience. Her studio in Milwaukee specializes in preserving and treating fine art objects, historic materials, artifacts and outdoor sculpture.