Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten - Institut néerlandais du Proche-Orient
22 May 2015General
Renovation works in the Böhl Collection
The last weeks NINO fellows and volunteers have been busy reorganising our collection of cuneiform tablets and other Near Eastern objects. Renovation works in our library are complete for now, resulting in a major improvement of the storage conditions for the collection.
While the room which holds the collection was being renovated, a team of colleagues and fellows led by Dr D. Giannessi worked on the Böhl Collection itself, checking all items, assigning numbers to objects not formerly catalogued, and refurbishing the cabinets where the objects are kept. This project is aided by important advice given to us by Prof. J. Marzahn, (recently retired) curator of the Berlin Museum tablet collection, who last year visited NINO. In the near future we hope to continue work on the restoration, (digital) access and publication of the cuneiform tablets.