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Collections Care: Cleaning African Ceramic Pots

  • Post Date: 2/17/2017
  • Author: John Holton
  • Reading Time: 1 minute read

The Museum is continuously cleaning artifacts to help preserve them for as long as possible. Here, we highlight the process of cleaning a collection of 35 ceramic pots from various African countries. The ceramics vary dramatically in size and design.

  • large ceramic pots
  • three large ceramic pot
  • large ceramic pot with sculpted patterns and figures
  • Sierra Clark cleaning the pot with a dry brush
    Collections assistant Sierra Clark uses a dry brush to clean the top ridge of a Makonde pot from Mozambique (2005.01.0016).
  • Sierra cleaning the pot interior
    Sierra uses a vacuum extension to clean the interior of a Huasa water pot likely from Nigeria (2005.01.0019.