Rehousing Cypriot Ceramic Sherds

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.

JHAM’s student staff member Dane has been busy rehousing the museum’s collection of Cypriot ceramic sherds. Rehousing these sherds became a priority this semester when JHU’s freshman seminar course Archaeology at the Crossroads: The Ancient Eastern Mediterranean through Objects in the JHU Archaeological Museum requested to use many of these artifacts for teaching purposes.

Students in the course work hands-on with the artifacts in the museum as they learn about cultural interaction in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Late Bronze Age. Rehousing these artifacts ensures that minimal handling is needed to study these artifacts, thereby reducing any unnecessary risks for the artifacts.

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