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Preserving Ancient Statues from Jordan:
An Interactive Computer Program and WWW Resource
© 1996 Smithsonian Institution

The objects in the exhibition have been lent by the Department of Antiquities of Jordan. The brochure and interactive computer program were produced by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in consultation with the Smithsonian Institution's Conservation Analytical Laboratory, and are supported by a grant from the James Smithson Society.

Concept and Development:
Interactive and exhibition text written by: Ann C. Gunter, associate curator of ancient Near Eastern art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.With contributions by: Carol Grissom, senior objects conservator, and Harriet F. Beaubien, objects conservator, Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution; and Sarah Ridley, assistant head of Education, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art.

Multimedia and WWW:
Michael Edson, Coordinator for Emerging Technologies, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art. Dr. Christopher Maines, Conservation Scientist, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art.

Editor: Mary Cleary, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art.

Photographs and Illustrations:
The author is grateful to the following individuals and institutions for providing photographs and illustrations:

Special thanks to Dr. Gary O. Rollefson, of the 'Ain Ghazal Research Institute, Ober-Ramstadt, Germany, and to Dr. Zeidan Kafafi, Yarmouk University Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, Irbid, Jordan, for photographs, drawings, plans of the site and its finds.

Sr. Mary Besitka, IHM, Drexel University, Philadelphia, for photographs of Phragmites australis (shot in Old Lyme and New Haven, Connecticut).

Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution, for photographs of laboratory work in progress and documentation.

John Tsantes and Neil Greentree, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, for photographs of statues and laboratory work in progress.

Kathryn W. Tubb, Institute of Archaeology, University College, London, for photograph of restored 1983 plaster statues from 'Ain Ghazal.

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