Jennifer Marchant has been a conservator within the Department of Antiquities since 2012. Her work involves conservation treatments, condition checking objects for incoming and outgoing loan, courier duties and research and documentation of ancient construction materials and techniques.

Her interests include the use of Fibre Optic Reflectance Spectrometry (FORS) for the identification of pigments, waxes and oils and the use of Visible-light Induced Luminescence (VIL) photography in the identification of Egyptian Blue pigment. She is also strongly interested in the conservation challenges of working with organic materials and has recently enjoyed working as a conservator on a research excavation at Tel-el Amarna, Egypt.

Jennifer has over 12 years experience working within the heritage sector. She has worked as a field archaeologist for a number of private companies, a landscape archaeologist on behalf of English Heritage, a community archaeologist and a conservator.

The Fitzwilliam Museum : Meet the Conservators

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