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Blog: Art history prof collaborates with university museum in Belgium on new projects

October 21, 2019 | Sarah Costello

Blog: Art history prof collaborates with university museum in Belgium on new projects

One of my projects while I’m in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, is to work with my colleague here, Dr. Annelies Van de Ven, on a new project in the local museum, the Musèe L. We are both interested in the display of archaeological objects in museums.

Blog: Art history prof speaks to Belgian students about UHCL's museum partnerships

October 14, 2019 | Sarah Costello

Blog: Art history prof speaks to Belgian students about UHCL's museum partnerships

While in Louvain-la-Neuve, I gave a talk for museum professionals and scholars from the local region. Musée L, the university museum in Louvain-la-Neuve, has developed a number of projects with scholars from the university. These partnerships are part of an effort to develop stronger ties between the museum and the university.

Blog: UHCL prof lectures Belgian students about object biography

October 10, 2019 | Sarah Costello

Blog: UHCL prof lectures Belgian students about object biography

During my residence as a visiting scholar in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, I’ve been giving talks to various audiences at the Université Catholique de Louvain, and at the Musee L, the university museum. I first gave a talk in a lecture series for graduate students and professors in art history and archaeology. I spoke about “object biography” as an approach to ancient artifacts.

Studying, washing and recording objects found at dig site in Cyprus

July 20, 2018 | Sarah Costello

Studying, washing and recording objects found at dig site in Cyprus

So, what happens to all the stuff we dig up at an archaeological site? It would be nice if we could bring it all home so we could study it further, but that’s not possible. Most nations have cultural property laws that make it illegal to remove archaeological finds from the county. The objects stay in storage, and scholars are able to get permits to work on them. Special items might go on display in a local museum.

Day in the life of archaeologists excavating an ancient site in Cyprus

July 16, 2018 | Sarah Costello

Day in the life of archaeologists excavating an ancient site in Cyprus

This is the third in a series of blog posts submitted by University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Associate Profess of Art History Sarah Costello, who is in Cyprus finalizing her ongoing work excavating and seriating Neolithic pottery at a unique site in the Dhiarizos Valley.)

Blog: Remarkable reliquary in cathedral in Cologne

July 13, 2018 | Sarah Costello

Blog: Remarkable reliquary in cathedral in Cologne

This is the second in a series of blog posts submitted by University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Associate Professor of Art History Sarah Costello, who is currently on a Rhine River cruise in Germany where she’s photographing cathedrals and other historic sites. She is en route to Cyprus, where she will finalize her ongoing work excavating and seriating Neolithic pottery at a unique site in the Dhiarizos Valley.

UHCL art history prof blogs on Rhine en route to Cypriot archaeological dig

July 10, 2018 | Sarah Costello

UHCL art history prof blogs on Rhine en route to Cypriot archaeological dig

For art history professors such as University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Associate Professor Sarah Costello, summer is a time for travel, research and study. En route to Cyprus, where she will participating in a dig funded by a faculty research support grant excavating and cataloging Neolithic pottery, Costello is currently on a Rhine River cruise, where she’s visiting and photographing cathedrals and other historic sites.