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07.06.2019

Guest blog: Chantry Library Subject Bibliography No. 2, ‘Egyptian Tomb Painting’ by Icon Member Bianca Madden

The Chantry Library is pleased to announce the second in our series of Subject Bibliographies is now live on the Library website. We’re delighted to have Bianca Madden’s top pick of reference works on Egyptian Tomb Painting, and urge you to have a look here.

Bianca has a long-term involvement in the site-based conservation of tomb painting and built heritage in Egypt: running conservation projects for the American Research Center at the tombs of Menna and Neferrenpet; working on the Tombs of Sennefer and Amenemope for the Université libre de Bruxelles’ Archaeological Mission to the Theban Necropolis; for the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale at the Deir el Medina; and for the University of Leiden. She is a part of the ICOM CIPEG (International Committee for Egyptology) Expert Group on the Tutankhamen Shrine Project, and a member of ICON, IIC and ICOM. You can find further information on Bianca’s work here.

Branching out into Egyptian tomb painting takes us far from our specialism of book and paper conservation, but we are happy to expand our horizons! The Chantry Library Subject Bibliographies project aims to support the work of conservators by providing annotated bibliographies by subject specialists, as a way of ‘curating’ information and highlighting key sources of information. The bibliographies include a descriptive, evaluative annotation to point out the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited, making it easier to evaluate the literature on a given subject. The Library is open to all readers and is supported by the Oxford Conservation Consortium.

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Image credit: Tomb of Menna Conservation Project. Photo Katie Doyle. 

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