ARCE Missouri: "From Storage to Showcase: Conserving Ancient Egyptian Animal Mummies"
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Presented by: Dr. Sarah Schellinger and Ms. Mimi Leveque
This virtual event is open to ARCE members and non-members.
- 4:00 PM Central Missouri
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Schellinger is a Visiting Fellow and Lecturer at Ohio State University in the Near Eastern Languages and Cultures as well as History of Art Department. She specializes in the art and archaeology of Ancient Egypt and Nubia with an emphasis on domestic architectural analysis. Before coming to Ohio State, Dr. Schellinger served as the inaugural Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the San Antonio Museum of Art (2016-2018) where she curated an exhibition Egyptian Animal Mummies: Science Explores an Ancient Religion on the museum's collection of animal mummies. Dr. Schellinger is currently the co-director of the Es-Selim R4 archaeological project in the Northern Dongola Reach of North Sudan. The project examines the lived experiences of Kerma Period peoples at the provincial settlement site prior to the Egyptian New Kingdom colonization of Nubia.
Leveque is the Director of ArchaeaTechnica Conservation Services, is a conservator of objects and textiles with a special interest in archaeological materials, in particular ancient Egyptian artifacts. She has worked for over 40 years on the examination and conservation of Egyptian mummies and coffins. She has also conducted experiments to replicate ancient Egyptian faience and cartonnage. Leveque has worked as a conservator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. She has served as a consultant to Egyptian collections and installations for many museums across the US, including the mummy collection at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta, and the animal mummies at the San Antonio Museum of Art. She was also a consultant with the Getty Institute to temporarily safely house the mummy of Tutankhamun during tomb renovations.
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