About ACCES

ACCES promotes the value of collections from Egypt and Sudan and offers support to everyone working with Egyptian and Sudanese collections in the UK.

It is the first curators’ group in the UK for curators who are responsible for archaeological collections from ancient Egypt and Sudan. Founded in May 2006, the group grew out of an MLA-funded Specialist Subject Network in Egyptology.

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The objectives and aims of ACCES are:

• To promote the interests of collections from ancient Egypt and Sudan in museums in the UK

• To encourage good practice in the curatorship, collections management, and interpretation of UK collections from Egypt and Sudan

• To encourage, facilitate, and disseminate research on UK collections from Egypt and Sudan

• To foster networks and collaborations among museum professionals, regional museum hubs, university academics, postgraduate students working in ancient Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology and philology, museum studies and archaeological conservation

• To promote public engagement with UK collections from Egypt and Sudan and encourage new audiences and increased educational use

2015 working structure update