Located on the island of Alderney, this museum is managed by The Alderney Society, which is dedicated to the historical, environmental, and scientific promotion of the Island of Alderney. The Society's museum collections amount to more than 12000 objects, some of which are presented on this website. This website contains details about the Society and the museum collections, which include artefacts lifted from an Elizabethan wreck and also plans and drawings from the construction of the Alderney Breakwater, which was built between 1847 and 1864.
The British archaeological expedition to Kuwait (BAEK) is a project which began in 1998 in the area known as H3, As-Sabiyah, to search for archaeological evidence of early seafaring in the Middle East. The project was undertaken by a British team in collaboration with the Department of Antiquity and Museums in Kuwait. The actual excavation began in 1999 and ended in 2004. The website details information about the valuable discoveries, which include: pottery; ceramics; artefacts; stone boats and tools. In addition, there are pictures and references to the project. Detailed information about the project team is also provided. It is a useful site full of historical information that would suit researchers as well as the members of the public who are interested in maritime history and archaeology.
This is the official website of the Museum of Montelupo Fiorentino,Italy, which conserves collections of local archaeology and ceramic productions. Section "Sistema Museale" provides information on the long tradition of ceramic production in the area (including maiolica vessels). The archaeological section contains short illustrated articles on local archaeological sites such as the Roman villa of Vergigno; the Late Bronze Age site of Bibbiani; and the Etruscan settlement of Montereggi. There are also basic information and contact details of the laboratories attached to the museum, including one specialised on scientific analyses; one on ceramics; and one on experimental archaeology. The museum also host an archive and a library. Section "mostre" publishes information on current and past temporary exhibitions; there are special pages on the Roman road "Via Quinctia" and the "Masterpieces of Renaissance ceramics" exhibition (full catalogue available). The website is still incomplete, but already usable. An English section was planned at the time of the review. Researchers and students interested in the local area or ceramics may find this website useful.
This website describes the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Classical Archaeology. Located within the Faculty of Classics (although open to the public) the Museum is formed from a collection of some 450 plaster casts of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture, including many well known pieces, and is one of the few remaining of this (once common) type of study collection. Additionally, the Museum’s reserve research collection (consultation by appointment) includes a further 200 plaster casts, Greek vases, pottery sherds and epigraphic squeezes. Full lists of the casts and sherds are available in PDF documents, although a database is promised. The website explains the Collection’s history and highlights, such as The Peplos Kore a cast of an ancient Greek statue of a young girl which is as brightly painted as the original would have been when it was created. Other noted highlights include casts of the Lysikrates Monument, Sounion Kouros, Olympia Pediment and Farnese Heracles. The website also includes details of the museums services for schools and family activities. The museum is closed until spring 2010.
This is the official website of the Sociedad de Investigación del Arte Rupestre de Bolivia (SIARB), an organisation promoting the study and preservation of Bolivian rock art, and contains selected papers from the Boletín. The Spanish version of this website should be preferred because translated versions contain only partial contents. This website provides information on the organisation; section "proyectos" (current projects) contains short presentations (mostly pictures) of the sites of Calacala; Vallegrande; Incamachay; Chiquitanía. In addition, there are pictures and short news of recent conferences and exhibitions. A page provides details of the library and archive. Section "galeria" contains a map of all sites and short summaries with several colour pictures of some of them. Among the sites are: OR 009 (Poopó); PT 013; PT 034 (Jatun Cueva); Cachuela Chocolatal; CH 031 (Peña Colorada); Quila Quila; SC 079 (Sincho de Gallo); SC 094 (Cueva de Juan Miserandino); TA 020. Most of the archaeological sites have engraved figures (animals and humans); painted figures; elaborated scenes and all the articles of those mentioned above contain some black and white tables taken from printed publications. These tables more than the low resolution pictures give an idea of the repertoire. Site TA 059 stands aside as it has yielded "cúpulas", or cup-marks, which are found also in the Italian Alps at sites such as in the Susa Valley. Section "publicaciones" contains selected papers in Spanish published in the Boletín; they are available free and full-text in PDF format. Section "parques" contains short presentation of the rock art parks of Samaipata; Calacala; Copacabana; Incamachay. There are also some educational sections, especially prepared for visitors of rock art sites, and one presenting postal stamps listing and depicting Bolivian rock art. It is possible to become a member of SIARB following the instructions on page "inscripción". Both students and researchers may find this website useful.
In its early years the Society of Antiquaries of London acted as a centre for gathering information on archaeological discoveries and historical objects in private hands. Many items were drawn for its meetings and publications in the 18th and 19th centuries and as a result its library holds the most important national collection of historic drawings of portable antiquities found in Britain. The Catalogue of Drawings and Museum Objects consists of an online database of over 5,000 drawings and museum objects from the Society's collections. The database also includes images of over 3,000 of these items together with over 600 objects from the Society's museum collection. A wide variety of objects are represented, including everything from prehistoric weapons and tools to Medieval pottery and eighteenth-century portraits. The drawings have been taken from albums compiled in rough subject divisions in the 1840s. The database includes a number of objects that are now in national museums and, at the other end of the spectrum, a number of important objects which are now missing (e.g. the Anglo-Saxon Witham bowl). The site is easily navigable through the standard ADS interface and users are required to accept the ADS terms and conditions prior to accessing the resource. The database can be accessed either fully through the comprehensive search interface or the images alone can be browsed via the Gallery option. The search interface allows gradual access to the full data records and images and includes thumbnails where images are present (though users should be aware that full record details and images appear in pop-up windows). The catalogue is a large and valuable resource for researchers not only for the artefacts that it depicts but also for the artistic depictions themselves.