The Petrie Museum houses an estimated 80,000 objects, making it one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. It illustrates life in the Nile Valley from prehistory through the time of the pharaohs, the Ptolemaic, Roman and Coptic periods to the Islamic period.
Cliveden has worked with the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (part of UCL) for a number of years, carrying out the stabilisation of the stone in their teaching collection.
The collection hasn’t really changed since its excavation. Past/historic treatments to the collection were carried out with heavy coatings, which we’ve reduced or removed in order to stabilise the object.
We’ve also been producing mounts for each piece. These are as discreet, non invasive and non destructive as possible, which allow easy access and disassembly for study and future conservation.