Large Ceramic Vessels

By
Jennifer Torres
Jennifer Torres is the Collections Technician of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. Her primary duties include the rehousing and photography of the museum’s collection. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, where she received her B.A. in Anthropology and Classical Studies in 2013. In 2015, she received her M.A. in Museum Studies with a concentration in Collections Management from the George Washington University.

Objects from our secondary storage location have been relocated to the museum space, and I spent most of my time rehousing (creating custom storage mounts) these objects. Each object poses challenges, and these ceramic vessels were no different. Their large stature and unique shapes made it difficult to stabilize them, but creating foam mounts that form to the base of these vessels provided the necessary support. After I rehouse these new objects, I will photograph them and then they can be placed in their permanent storage location.