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Prof. Dean Sully

Collaborator of Medjehu Project

Dean Sully is Associate Professor at the Institute of Archaeology of the University College of London.

His main areas of research have related to the conservation of organic materials within museum collections, in particular, how the process of conservation is applied from the use or excavation of an artefact, through to its display and storage in a museum context.

He has focused on:

  • the treatment of waterlogged wood and leather,
  • the use of Data in conservation,
  • the provision of suitable display environments,
  • the management of pests in a Tropical environment and
  • the documentation of traditional techniques of conservation in South East Asia.

Dean has published extensively on heritage conservation issues and is director of the Restoration and Conservation Laboratory at the Institute of Archaeology at UCL (

Within the framework of Medjehu Project, Dean co-organised the first two training sessions for IFAO conservators in the framework of the PÉRCÉA Bois project. He will be involved in the publication of the Wood Restoration Protocol in Egypt and Sudan.