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Dena Çirpili is a graduate of the Art Conservation Department of Buffalo State College and she has a Master of Arts and Certificate of Advanced Studies in Art Conservation. Her specialization in ethnographic and archaeological objects allows her to provide conservation services to such cultural institutions as the Buffalo Museum of Science, The College of Wooster Art Museum, and Old Fort Niagara, as well as private collectors. She is also a Research Partner for the Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium, an organization devoted to advancing the knowledge of the ancient Egyptian city of Akhmim through the scientific study of mummies recovered from the site's great necropolis.

Ms. Çirpili  interned at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory where she conducted a conservation assessment of over 500,000 artifacts and also treated many waterlogged objects from underwater sites. Ms. Çirpili has worked in conservation laboratories on archaeological excavations at Poggio Colla, Italy, and Gordion, Turkey. Currently, she works on-site at Old Fort Niagara during the summer field seasons, where she supervises conservation interns and introduces archaeology students to conservation.

She has helped to educate the local community about conservation by speaking to anthropology classes at the State University of New York at Buffalo and to professional archaeologists who are members of the Houghton Chapter. She taught a course on Art and Science at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and continues to educate interns at the Buffalo Museum of Science, where she is a Research Associate.
 

Rehousing of Peruvian archaeological textiles in storage at the Buffalo Museum of Science

Protective packing created for traveling artifacts from the Buffalo Museum of Science

Conservation treatment of mummiform coffin lid, Ptolemaic, c. 320-220 B.C.E., wood, paint, gold, 31 x 23 1/2 x 67 inches, at the  College of Wooster Art Museum

Conservation assessment of artifacts on display at the Buffalo Museum of Science