Presentation Title

P-08 Architectural Models of Khirbet 'Ataruz Conservation and Restoration Project

Presenter Status

Associate Professor, Dept. of Visual Art, Communication and Design

Preferred Session

Poster Session

Start Date

25-10-2019 2:00 PM

Presentation Abstract

This project involves the conservation and restoration of seven architectural models from the archaeological site of Khirbet ‘Ataruz, an Iron Age site in the country of Jordan. These models were brought to the Horn Archaeological Museum at Andrews University five years ago and have been undergoing cleaning and repair work. My Faculty Research Grant is allowing for the completion of the restoration process, primarily that of the largest architectural model – a nearly two foot tall cult stand that is covered with painted and modeled artistic motifs. In addition to assisting in restoration, the grant is covering the designing and building of mounts for the models so they may be properly and safely displayed when they are returned to Jordan. Lastly, the grant will allow me to travel back to Jordan with the models and oversee their installation at the Madaba Archaeology Museum, which will be their permanent home. Once in Jordan, I will provide educational materials about architectural models for the museum as well as help train the museum staff on how to care for the artifacts.

Acknowledgments

The author wishes to thank the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship at Andrews University, The Institute of Archaeology and Siegfried H. Horn Archaeological Museum at Andrews University, the Department of Antiquities of Jordan, and the Madaba Archaeological Museum in Madaba, Jordan for their continued support and assistance on this project.

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Oct 25th, 2:00 PM

P-08 Architectural Models of Khirbet 'Ataruz Conservation and Restoration Project

This project involves the conservation and restoration of seven architectural models from the archaeological site of Khirbet ‘Ataruz, an Iron Age site in the country of Jordan. These models were brought to the Horn Archaeological Museum at Andrews University five years ago and have been undergoing cleaning and repair work. My Faculty Research Grant is allowing for the completion of the restoration process, primarily that of the largest architectural model – a nearly two foot tall cult stand that is covered with painted and modeled artistic motifs. In addition to assisting in restoration, the grant is covering the designing and building of mounts for the models so they may be properly and safely displayed when they are returned to Jordan. Lastly, the grant will allow me to travel back to Jordan with the models and oversee their installation at the Madaba Archaeology Museum, which will be their permanent home. Once in Jordan, I will provide educational materials about architectural models for the museum as well as help train the museum staff on how to care for the artifacts.