Egyptian, Nubian, & Near Eastern Case Study

The Parsons Conservation Lab serves all curatorial areas represented by the Carlos Museum’s collection. Preventive care, treatment, and research encompass diverse materials including wood, stone, metal, ceramics, textiles, human remains, and paper. Click on the collection objects below to review summaries of recent conservation projects.

The Carlos Museum examines and restrings an Old Kingdom Broad collar and choker, working with the Parsons Conservation Laboratory to determine the original colors of the beads.


Egyptian, 21st dynasty (1050 BC)
Painted wood 1999.1.17A

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2345-2181 B.C.
Linen and Human remains (recreated headrest) and wooden coffin base
MCCM 1921.1