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The School of Paleopathology of Turin: From the Histology of Mummified Tissues to the Monitoring and Programmed Conservation of the Mummies of the Egyptian Museum and the Anthropology Museum

Rosa Boano

Abstract


Scientific analyses, frequent revisions of historical collections and unsuitable preservation conditions in storage and display environments can cause damage to the anthropological patrimony. Therefore, there is an urgent need to establish criteria for the correct conservation of anthropological material according to a standard of quality. Within the context of a broad and complex view of the protection of anthropological materials, the methodology followed by the research group is aimed at identifying a series of primary (diagnostic) and supportive (therapeutic) interactive processes. The final purpose of these processes is the programmed management of each specimen which is able to identify and control the activities necessary for conservation of the material. 

 

Key words: Conservation - Osteological collections Mummies Museum


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