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Marie-Antoinette Gemayel

National Museum of Beirut

Archaeologist and Collection Manager

Country: Lebanon

ITP Year: 2016


Marie-Antoinette Gemayel is an Archaeologist at the National Museum Beirut. Her research background is in glass-making in Antiquity and her master’s thesis is entitled La conservation du verre dans les réserves du musée National de Beyrouth (The conservation of glass in the reserve of National Museum Beirut).

Her current work sees her responsible for the management of storehouses, inventory, and database of the collection, as well as working on the development of exhibitions.

She has previously worked in Mobile Archaeology Properties team at the National Museum which involves preventive conservation of archaeology artefacts and long-term storage of the excavated artefacts. Her work consists mainly in finds-processing in the warehouse and the lab, management, inventory, documentation and treatment.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2016, Marie-Antoinette was based in the Department of the Middle East. Her UK Partner Museum was The Collection – Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire.

In 2016, participants were asked to develop a proposal for an Asahi Shimbun Display – a temporary exhibition in Room 3 at the British Museum – based around a single ‘spotlight’ object.  Marie-Antoinette’s exhibition project proposal was entitled What Can We Do With Sand? Glass in all its Forms.

Marie-Antoinette’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 4 (2017), Your collection in focus: Melted objects at the National Museum of Beirut