Tania Desloge

Conservator of Organic Artefacts

Department: Conservation and Scientific Research


+44 (0)20 7323 8252


Tania Desloge is an organics conservator and specialises in archaeological objects with a particular interest in polychrome Egyptian coffins and ivory as well as archaeological collections from Greece and Rome.

Tania carries out practical conservation treatments, assessing object condition, advising on display and storage, project management and supervision of conservation interns. She previously worked at the Horniman Museum, National Museums Liverpool and English Heritage. She completed her MA and MSc in conservation at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL.

Current projects

Conservation of Edo period samurai armour and lacquered objects for the redevelopment of the Japanese Galleries.

Stabilisation and treatment of human and animal remains for analysis.

Conservation of shell components on the Tahitian mourners costume.

Previous projects

Conservation of painted Egyptian coffins for international loans and exhibitions.

Conservation of the Lewis chessmen.

Recent publications

T. Desloge. '5 things to consider when dealing with Egyptian artefacts,' Icon Online (April 2017).

T. Desloge. 'The treatment of two 19th-century Stonehenge cork models,' Ashmolean Magazine (2014).

T.Desloge. 'Review of Bright Ideas: Light Management for Cultural Collections conference,' Icon News (2014).