From Past to Present, Natural Cosmetics Unwrapped

28-02-2018 by Robyn Mason

Over the last two years, a multidisciplinary team led by Dr Thibaut Devièse from the School of Archaeology and in collaboration with Dr Szu Shen Wong from Keele University and Dr Jane Draycott from the University of Glasgow has been studying the evolution of ancient skincare products over time. This research has encompassed their formulation as well as their packaging. They have studied objects from the collections of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (London), the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum (London) and the Boots Archive (Nottingham).

To conclude the project, the team organised, in collaboration with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), a conference on the 15th of February 2018, a family oriented workshop on the following day, and a special exhibition on ancient cosmetics.

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