ITP 2013 :September 16 – Hadeer Belal

With
With the director of The Ashmolean

Today is our 6th day in Oxford; we really enjoy our time here.  In the morning we went to the department of antiquities with Liam McNamara to search in the Ashmolean Museum data base, collection and in the registers which include the Coptic Ostraca and Sudanese collection. In the afternoon we went to the Eastern Art department with Dr. Francesca Leoni as we knew a lot about the Islamic collection in the Ashmolean Museum, then a tour to the Conservation Studio with Mark Norman (Head of Conservation), it was very interesting and useful to see how they prepare packing for a loan and conservation of different materials such as textiles, wood and painting panels. As usual we spend the rest of the day in the Sackler Library as it is very useful.

In front of the main entrance of the Ashmolean Museum.
In front of the main entrance of the Ashmolean Museum.

Study time

The library
The library