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Conservation of Composite Objects: compounded challenges and diverse treatments

The ICON Metals Group one-day conference will focus on the conservation of composite objects. Under discussion will be challenges related to the assessment, conservation, display and storage of composite objects and structures with a metal component.

Presentations will deal with the the challenges of composite objects with a view to generate discussion of:

  • Adverse interactions of materials within an object

  • Display and storage of composites - problems and possible solutions

  • Conflicting treatment requirements

  • Decision-making and prioritisation

  • Complex cases - how objects are assessed and treated

  • Collaborative working to deliver different conservator skill sets

Ticket prices will include lunch and coffee/tea and biscuits at breaks

Indicative timetable (subject to change):

10.00 – 10.35 Registration and refreshments

10.35 – 10.40 Welcome and housekeeping

10.40 – 11.05 Marine archaeological iron/organic composites - still challenging after all these years...
Eric Nordgren and Angela Middleton

11.05 – 11.30 How to make brown stuff a hit with curators: how the investigative conservation of a Roman cremation urn influenced its reconstruction and display
Karla Graham

11.30 – 11.55 Motorized vehicles as composite objects - taking up the challenge for the former Greek Royal cars
Panagiotis Christodoulou

11.55 – 12.20 Le Carrosse: the restoration of an aluminium micro-car by Paul Arzens, 1951
Michaela Florescu

12.20 – 13.40 Lunch and Metals Group AGM

13.40 – 14.05 Analysis of corrosion products and superficial residues to illuminate the treatment histories of Diniacopolous coins at Queen’s University
Mikaela Marchuk, Gus Shurvell, Alison Murray, and Amandina Anastassiades

14.05 – 14.30 Tinned copper artefacts: comparative study of different chemical cleaning reagents
Mohammad Mortazavi, Hamid Reza Bakhshandeh Fard and Abbas Abed- Esfahani

14.30 – 14.55 Silver linings: application of the PLECO electrolytic pen for treating silver at National Museums of Scotland
Charles Stable

14.55 – 15.30 Coffee break

15.30 – 15.55 Arming conservation for the future
William Hawkes

15.55 – 16.20 Could an injected solvent-delivery system reveal coloured underlay on Iranian pierced armour?
Francesca Levey

16.20 – 16.30 Closing Remarks

How do I get there?

Tube: Pimlico: Victoria Line, 600 metres approx
Vauxhall: Victoria Line, 850 metres approx
Westminster: Jubilee, District and Circle Lines, 1,200 metres approx

Bus: Route 87 stops on Millbank
Routes 88 and C10 stop on John Islip Street
Routes 2, 36, 185, 436 stop on Vauxhall Bridge Road.

Train: Vauxhall 850 metres approx.
Victoria 1,600 metres approx.

Boat: The Tate Boat runs every forty minutes along the Thames between Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Other river services run between Millbank Pier and Bankside Pier.

Car: There is limited pay and display parking in the streets around Tate Britain during weekdays.

Any questions?

You can contact the Metals Group on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or email us on icon.metal.group@gmail.com

Image: Martin Cooper 'Tate Britain glazed dome' [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode)] via Flickr

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