Storage & Conservation of Archaeological Study Material at Abydos Project

This project is for the construction of a new storeroom and dedicated conservation lab space at the field house of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Expedition at Abydos, and for the purchase of adjustable steel shelving for the storeroom. Project Director: Matthew Adams

This project is for the construction of a new storeroom and dedicated conservation lab space at the field house of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Expedition at Abydos, and for the purchase of adjustable steel shelving for the storeroom. The proposed facilities represent an urgently needed upgrade. The existing storage is woefully inadequate, requiring frequent shifts of materials in and out of bedrooms used as temporary storage as teams come and go. In addition, the field house does not have dedicated or adequate space for the conservation assessment and treatment of artifacts generated by new excavations as well as material from previous work. The project area of the IFA Expedition includes much of the core of ancient Abydos: the town, the Temple of Osiris, and the huge expanse of the North Cemetery, the location first of the funerary cult enclosures of the kings of Dynasties 1 and 2 and, from the Middle Kingdom through Roman times, one of the main areas at Abydos for tomb building and burials.

Project Details


Location: Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): New York University (NYU) Project partner(s): Institute of Fine Arts NYU Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $75,000 Commencement Date: 12/2014 Project Status: Completed
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