Conservator of Antiquities
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.
Jennifer has over 12 years’ experience working within the heritage sector. She has worked as a field archaeologist, a landscape archaeologist on behalf of English Heritage, a community archaeologist and a conservator.
Use of UV-Vis-NIR 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. Conservation of organic materials
Marchant, J. and Glanville, A. (2014), Reflecting on Egyptian Pigments: the use of Fibre Optic Reflectance Spectroscopy (FORS) for pigment analysis at the Fitzwilliam Museum [conference paper]. Understanding Egyptian Collections: Innovative display and research projects in museums, 1-2 September 2014, Oxford.