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Collections at Risk
New Challenges in a New Environment

Edited by Claire Derricks

Collections at Risk
Paperback, 360 pages £41.00
Published: 2017
ISBN: 9781937040604
Format: 228mm x 152mm
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Subjects: Classical Studies and Ancient History, Egyptology, Lockwood Press, Museum Studies

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 roles 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 lie open to obtaining the objective of preserving the past for the future.






Foreword, Ehab Fawzy

Preface, Luc Delvaux



Introduction, Maarten J. Raven

Collections at Risk:Cultural Heritage Preservation - Regine Schulz

Museums in Danger and How They Can Survive - Anna-Maria Ravagnan

Training against Attacks on Cultural Heritage - Marek Chlodnicki

Tell el-Farkha: The Life of Discovered Objects after the Excavations - Badrya Serry

The Role of the Antiquities Museum in Preserving the Archaeological Heritage of Alexandria, Egypt - Luc Delvaux

Sauvés des flames: destruction et reconstruction de sculptures monumentales de la collection égyptienne des Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Bruxelles - Christian E. Loeben

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 - Tine Bagh

Pharaoh's Palace: From the Ruins of Memphis to Copenhagen - Arnaud Quertinmont

Les collections égyptiennes et proche-orientales du Musée royal de Mariemont: Risques encourus et préventions de ceux-ci - Mohamed Ismael Badawi

New Methods of Handling and Care of Collections in the Grand Egyptian Museum and the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization - Willem Van Haarlem

The Papyrus Puzzle, or How to Unlock a Random Papyrus Collection? - Hedvig Gyory

Egyptology and Museum Education: The Budapest Program "On the Field of Osiris" as a Tool for Preserving Cultural Heritage - Paula Veiga

A Rescue from Oblivion - Simone Burger Robin

Graywacke: A Case Study for the Accurate Use of Appropriate Stone Terminology

Collections, History, and Renovation - Eugène Warmenbol

Sarah Belzoni and Her Mummy: Notes on the Early History of the Egyptian Collection in Brussels - Ben van den Bercken

Aegyptiaca Incognita: The Birth, Development, and Use of University Collections with Ancient Egyptian Objects in Northwest Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries - Sabina Malgora

Highlighting the Camillo Leone Egyptian Collection - Carmen Pérez-Die and Esther Pons Mellado

The New Installation of the Egyptian and Nubian Rooms in the Museo Arqueologico Nacional (National Archaeological Museum), Madrid, Spain  - Mladen Tomorad

The Ancient Egyptian Collections in Croatia and the Project Croato-Aegyptica Electronica

Subject Index



... this volume gathers a number of little-known stories behind the formation, interpretation and display of collections of Egyptian artefacts. [...] This volume thus fits well within and increasing consciousness of the random routes by which collections appear - asking us to reconsider constructions of 'ancient Egypt' based on such idiosyncratic material'

- Ancient Egypt, February/March 2018, Volume 18, No.4

Claire Derriks is Curator Emeritus at the Royal Museum of Mariemont, Belgium and Professor at the Royal Institute for History of Art and Archaeology, Brussels.




Publication Details:

 Paperback , 360 pages
 228mm x 152mm

BIC Code:
  ART059000, BUS100000, HIS002030, SOC003000
 Lockwood Press


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