Episode 1 | Introduction

Video series

Dr Duygu Camurcuoglu

Go behind the scenes and follow the story of a Romano-British glass urn as Conservator Duygu Camurcuoglu prepares it for travelling around the world.

This is the first episode in a video series that tracks the process of this in-depth conservation work, from investigation through to reconstruction.

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.