Episode 8 | Mould making and resin casting

Video Series

Dr Duygu Camurcuoglu

In this episode of our conservation series, discover how moulds and casts are used to reconstruct the missing pieces of a Roman glass urn.

This urn was found in Sittingbourne in Kent, and is one of the largest Romano-British cinerary urns ever discovered. Cinerary urns like this were designed to carry ashes, especially the ashes of people who had been cremated.

Ceramics and Glass

A big part of the BM collections is made of either metal or of clay-based materials, like pottery and porcelain. The Ceramics, Glass and Metals (CGM) Section of the Department of Conservation looks after these objects.
This team specialises in archaeological and historical ceramics, glass, enamels, faience etc.