What should we call mummified ancient Egyptians? 'Mummy' is thought offensive, but is 'mummified people' a better term?
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Exhibition Review: ‘Golden Mummies of Egypt’ at Manchester Museum
The new exhibition at Manchester Museum challenges us to view mummified ancient Egyptians as they did.
Pan-sharpening a composite 3-band 4-3-2 RGB true colour Landsat-8 satellite image of Gebel Asyut el-Gharbi
How to enhance a composite 3-band satellite image with a panchromatic band, by pan-sharpening in ArcGIS.
‘I see your true colours . . ‘ creating a composite ‘true colour’ Landsat-8 satellite image of Gebel Asyut el-Gharbi
How to create a natural 'true colour' image from single Landsat-8 satellite image bands.
Exhibition Review: ‘Tutankhamun the Boy: Growing up in ancient Egypt’ at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian and Sudanese Archaeology
A review of the Petrie Museum's new exhibition 'Tutankhamun the Boy'.
Review of the British Museum’s ‘Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt’ exhibition
The British Museum's crowd-pleasing exhibition on Hieroglyphs features the Rosetta Stone, but how does it deal with the complexity of decipherment and the role of Egyptians?
What’s the point of an exhibition? or ‘How to Wellcome change in the museum space’
As I write this in late November 2022, academic and museum Twitter has just seen an almighty row about the Wellcome Collection's decision to close and replace its 'Medicine Man' gallery. (In fact, 'row' probably isn't even the right word for it - we need a new word for these Twitter events, something that encompasses …
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Five years on: Reflections on Reflectance Transformation Imaging research at Hatnub Quarry P in 2017
Reflection on reflectance transformation imaging at Hatnub in 2017
Five years on: Reflections on mobile GIS survey at Hatnub Quarry P in 2017
Results of the mobile GIS survey in 2017 at the Hatnub quarries and links to the published papers.
Wunderkammers, colonial hangovers and multivocality.
Is the Wunderkammer just a colonial hangover or does it have more to teach us?