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Julie Dawson
Head of Conservation

Julie Dawson is Head of Conservation at the Fitzwilliam Museum. She is an archaeological conservator with particular interests in the...

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Jennifer Marchant
Antiquities Conservator

Jennifer Marchant is an Antiquities Conservator at the Fitzwilliam Museum where she has worked since 2012. Her work involves conservation...

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Melanie Pitkin
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Melanie Pitkin is a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Egyptian Coffins Project at the Fitzwilliam Museum. She joined the project...

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Helen Strudwick
Associate Curator (Egyptian Antiquities)

Helen Strudwick is Associate Curator (Egyptian Antiquities) at the Fitzwilliam Museum. She studied Egyptology and eastern Mediterranean archaeology at the...

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Nelly von Aderkas
Conservation Scientist

Nelly von Aderkas is a Conservation Scientist interested in historic painting materials and methods. She has a background in chemistry...

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Daniel Pett
Head of Digital

Dan was previously Digital Humanities lead at the British Museum, where he designed and implemented digital innovation connecting humanities research,...

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Elsbeth Geldhof
Independent conservator

Elsbeth Geldhof is an independent historic paint conservator, and researcher of longue durée painting techniques and pigment sources from the...

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Charlotte Hunkeler
PhD Student

Charlotte Hunkeler is carrying out research towards a PhD at the University of Basel. Her thesis is on inner coffins...

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Geoff Killen
Ancient woodworking specialist

Dr Geoffrey Killen is a leading Egyptologist, wood technologist and furniture historian. He studied Design and Technology at Shoreditch College,...

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Tom Turmezei
Consultant Radiologist

Consultant Radiologist, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia, UK Visiting...

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Flavia Ravaioli
Assistant Conservator

Flavia is Assistant Conservator, Objects at the Fitzwilliam Museum. She has worked extensively on Egyptian funerary artefacts at the Museum,...

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Charlotte Thompson
Antiquities Project Intern

From March-July 2019, Charlotte Thompson-Mitchell was an intern working with the Egyptian Coffins team on the successful development and delivery...

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Sara Hany Abed
Translator and Project Manager for the 'Pop-Up' Museum, Cairo

Sara Hany Abed is a museums and heritage content researcher based in Alexandria, Egypt. She studied her MA in museums...

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