Name Dr Duygu Çamurcuoğlu, ACR
Contact Mobile: + 447808726522
–2015 PhD in Material Science/Archaeology, University College London
The technological study of the Çatalhöyük wall paintings (Turkey): Materials, Technologies and Artists.
-2003/2004 Institute of Archaeology, University College London
MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums / Year II
Internship year undertaken at the Conservation Department of the British Museum.
Conservation Internship at the British Museum -metals, stone, ceramics and glass section- . Archaeological objects conservation, research on the use of Cyclododecane on friable ceramic artefacts prior to transportation, conservation work for the high class exhibitions e.g. Buried Treasure exhibition, Islamic Addis Gallery and Sudan exhibition. Distinction on the internship portfolio.
-2002/2003 Institute of Archaeology, University College London
MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums / Year I
Conservation processes of inorganic and organic (land and marine) archaeological materials.
-2001/2002 Institute of Archaeology, University College London
MA in Principles of Conservation, Institute of Archaeology
Courses taken: Principles in Conservation (core course, an introduction to the different materials and preventive conservation methods), Issues in Conservation (core course,
an introduction to practical and ethical issues within the conservation field), Management of Archaeological Sites (optional, an introduction to the archaeological site conservation (mainly preventive) and the site and conservation management
MA Dissertation on Ethical and Practical Issues involved in conservation and interpretation of mosaics within the museum context (2002 September)
-Professional Accreditation gained from the Institute of Conservation, (ICON-PACR, Professional Accreditation for Conservators and Restorers) (2014)
-Train the Trainer, The British Museum Manager Training Programme (2013)
-Project Management, The British Museum Manager Training Programme (2012)
-Introduction to Management, The British Museum Manager Training Programme (2011)
-Workload Management, The British Museum Manager Training Programme (2011)
-Laser Cleaning Course, Conservation Centre, Liverpool (2007)
-International English Language Testing System (2000).
-International Academic Project, Chemistry For
Conservators Correspondence Course (1999).
-Degree in Classical Greek and Roman Archaeology
(Upper Second), The Faculty of Art and Literature,
Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey (1998).
-High school education, Istanbul, Turkey (1994).
Conservation Career to Date
Permanent position as an inorganic objects conservator at the British Museum.
International Conservation Projects Coordinator for the British Museum. Organizing and coordinating conservation and collections care work for the Zayed National Museum, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Visiting lecturer on ceramics, glass and metals conservation at the UCL, London, UK. Visiting lecturer on stone conservation at the UCL Qatar, Doha.
-2013 July-2015 July
Project conservator for the Ur Digitization Project at the British Museum. Assessment and conservation of all ceramic, metal and stone artefacts in the British Museum collections which were excavated from the prehistoric settlement of Ur, Iraq.
Submission of PhD thesis, UCL, Institute of Archaeology. Çatalhöyük Wall Paintings (Turkey): Materials, Technologies and Artists.
-2012 July-2013 August
Project conservator for the Staffordshire Hoard Conservation project/British Museum part. Collaborating/liaising with the owner museums (Birmingham Museum and Art Galleries/Stoke-On Trent Museum) to organize the conservation and scientific investigation work on some of the Staffordshire Hoard objects. Undertaking investigative conservation work on the objects including X-raying, remedial conservation and the detailed technological study for supporting the post-excavation publication and the public display at the owner museums.
-2012 July -2012 December
Main metals conservator for the new Cypriot Gallery at the British Museum. Assessing the metal objects for the new gallery, undertaking practical conservation work, advising on display and the environmental conditions. Closely collaborating with the curator, museum assistants and the exhibitions team.
-2012 January- 2012 June
Project conservator, responsible for organizing/managing the Citi Bank funded Money Gallery Project at the British Museum. Collaborating/liaising with the Coins and Medals department as well as with the conservation department to organize the conservation work, safe display and the maintanenance of the permanent gallery.
-2011 June- 2012 January
Project Conservator, responsible for organizing/managing the Hallaton Roman Helmet Project at the British Museum. Collaborating/liaising with the partner museum to organize the conservation, public display and the publication of the Roman helmet involving both British Museum and the Market Harborough Museum, UK. Undertaking investigative conservation work on the objects including X-raying, remedial conservation and the detailed technological study for supporting the post-excavation publication and the public display at the owner museum.
Freelance conservator for the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL. Conserving some of the very problematic ceramic and metal objects in the museum collection.
-2011 February-2011 April
Cleaning of copper alloy coins from Frome Hoard, UK. Cleaning of the Carasius coins for a detailed study and publication.
Teaching Assistant for “Conservation for Archaeologists” course at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Teaching theory and practical aspects of archaeological conservation as well as the nature of archaeological materials. Lecturing/supervising the MSc students in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums course, Institute of Archaeology, UCL.
-2010 January-2011 February
Archaeological metals conservator in the metals section at the British Museum. Conservation of archaeological and historical metal artefacts (copper alloy, iron, lead, silver, gold, pewter etc). Running/organizing special projects with the curatorial departments, undertaking loan assessments, conserving objects for the gallery refurbishments, permanent and temporary exhibitions and loans, advising on display and the environmental conditions, training interns/ students, public outreach.
Senior committee member for organizing the IIC (International Institute for Conservation) Istanbul 2010 Conference “Conservation and the Eastern Mediterranean”.
Head Conservator, the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük, Konya, Turkey. Running and organizing the site and small finds conservation with the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Remedial and preventative conservation work both on small finds and the mudbrick buildings. Providing field conservation training and supervision for the MA and MSc Conservation students from the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Training and working with local communities. Conservation contribution for the Çatalhöyük Exhibitions organized in Turkey.
One month conservation internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Conservation of stone and ceramics objects.
Conservation work on the Ain Ghazal plaster statues from Jordan, Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Cleaning, reconstruction and stabilisation of statues.
-2007 September-2013 March
PhD research at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, London. The technological study of the Çatalhöyük wall paintings (Turkey): Materials, Technologies and Artists.
Poster presentation on the conservation treatment of a copper alloy stave built wooden bucket from the Anglo-Saxon site of Ringlemere. WOAM 07 Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
-2007 January-2008 September
Committee member for organizing the IIC (International Institute for Conservation) London 2008 Conference “Conservation and Access”.
-2005 September-2007 October
11 months contract work, followed by a permanent post in the metals section at the British Museum. Conservation of archaeological and historical metal artefacts (copper alloy, iron, lead, silver, gold, pewter etc). Organizing/managing the Ringlemere Anglo-Saxon cemetery project. Undertaking investigative conservation work on the objects including X-raying, remedial conservation and the detailed technological study for supporting the post-excavation publication and the public display.
-2004 September- 2005 June
8.5 months contract work in the ceramics and glass section at the British Museum. The project management and the conservation of archaeological ceramics and glass artefacts. Egyptian, Greek and Roman and Prehistoric collections.
Site conservator for the Southend Anglo-Saxon Excavations, Essex, UK (with Museum of London, lifting of fragile and complicating artefacts).
Conservation internship at the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology (Marine Archaeological objects).
Conservation of the Church Mosaic, Chersonessos, Ukraine (Condition recording and documentation of the mosaic floor using GIS/Spatial analysis).
-2003 July-2004 July
Picture editor, Conservation News Magazine, UKIC.
-2001 April-2001 September
Volunteer conservation student in Museum of London (Conservation of ceramics and metals).
-2000 October-2001 April
Volunteer Conservation student in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (Preventive conservation).
Volunteer conservation student in Museum of London (the conservation of a large tank of waterlogged timbers).
Volunteer conservation student in Horniman Museum (Organic materials).
Student conservator for the Roman city of Sagalassos, Burdur, Turkey (Conservation of marble architecture and statuary).
The conservation of a tank of large waterlogged timbers for Museum of London.
Freelance conservator, Cliveden Conservation Workshops Ltd.
The conservation of the Silchester Roman mosaics.
The conservation of the two colossal coadestone statues from Arundel Castle.
The conservation of coadestone objects.
Archaeologist and volunteer conservator for the Roman city of Sagalassos, Burdur, Turkey.
Student archaeologist for the Greek and Roman city of Perge, Antalya, Turkey.
Student archaeologist for the Greek and Roman city of Ainos, Enez, Turkey.
-Small objects and site conservation (inorganic and organic materials, land/marine) involving retrieval from the soil, structural and chemical stabilisation, reconstruction and further restoration and display.
-Research on the practical and preventative conservation problems related to archaeological objects, buildings and sites in general. The development and use of conservation materials for individual circumstances and objects.
-Heritage and Site Management in close relationship to site and objects conservation.
-Communicating conservation to public and to local communities who particularly live around heritage sites. Working with public to create a deep understanding and interest for conservation. Teaching conservation (practical and theory) in all levels.
-Computer Literate -Competent on using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop.
-Competent on translating archaeology and conservation literature between English and Turkish.
-Competent on using and developing conservation databases.
International memberships of professional bodies
– Cleere, D. (2005) Cyclododecane Reinvestigated: An Experimental Study on using Cyclododecane to secure unstable ceramic surfaces prior to transportation, Conservation News Magazine, Archaeology section, Issue 94, 26-28
– Çamurcuoğlu Cleere, D., Felter, M. (2006) Conserving the Oldest ‘Neolithic Settlement of Çatalhöyük, ICON Magazine, Issue 3.
-Çamurcuoğlu Cleere, D. (2007) New Shelter for Çatalhöyük, The IIC Newspaper, Issue 2.
-Pye, E., Çamurcuoğlu Cleere, D. (2009) Conserving Çatalhöyük, a Neolithic site in Anatolia. Archaeology International, [S.l.], v. 12, 42-46
-Kevin, P., Ward, C., Çamurcuoğlu Cleere, D., Carthwright, C. (2010) The Conservation of an Anglo-Saxon Composite Stave-Made Vessel from Ringlemere Kent, Journal of the Institute of Conservation (ICON), Volume 33, Issue 2, 163 – 177.
-Atalay, S, Çamurcuoğlu, D., Hodder, I., Moser, S., Orbasli, A., Pye E. (2010) Protecting and Exhibiting Çatalhöyük. In Eres, Z. (ed) Public Display and Open Air Museum of Prehistoric Sites. TUBE KED (Cultural Inventory Journal of the Turkish Academic Science), Issue 8, 155-166.
-Çamurcuoğlu, D. (2013) Çatalhöyük wall paintings: materials, technologies and artists, in Hodder, I. (ed.), Substantive Technologies at Çatalhöyük: Reports from the 2000-2008 Seasons. London: British Institute at Ankara; Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press.
-Hockey, M., Shearman, F., Çamurcuoğlu, D. (2013) The Hallaton Helmet: excavation and reconstruction of a unique assemblage. ICOM-CC Metals 2013 Conference Proceedings, Edinburgh, UK.
-Poster presentation at the ‘Preserving Archaeological Remains In Situ (PARIS5) Conference in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, 12-18 April 2015’, Heritage Under Cover: A Case Study Of Two Protective Shelter Constructions At Neolithic Çatalhöyük by Duygu Çamurcuoğlu, Shahina Farid, Sinan Omacan.
Prof Dr Ian Hodder, Project Director, Catalhoyuk Research Project.
Ms Shahina Farid, English Heritage.
Dr Anna Bulow, Head of Conservation, British Museum.
Mr Nic Lee, Head of Inorganics Conservation, British Museum.
Dr Ruth Siddall, Dean of Student, UCL.
Dr Ian Jenkins, Senior Curator, Greek&Roman Department, British Museum.
Dr David Saunders, IIC.
Prof Elizabeth Pye, former UCL.