Conservation of a crocodile mummy

Conserving Sobek

Take an in-depth look at the conservation processes involved in getting a crocodile mummy ready for display for the first time in 75 years.

 

organics

As conservators of organic artefacts we work on a wide variety of objects from the Museum’s archaeological, historic and contemporary collections. The types of objects we are regularly working on range therefore from basketry, bark cloths, wooden sculptures, textiles, Asian lacquered objects, paintings on canvas and wooden substrates but also human and animal remains, just to name a few.