Practical sessions with Scanning Electron Microscopy examination of archaeological and historic samples; and a visit to CSI: Sittingbourne public access conservation lab plus The Forum Heritage Hub. Participants will receive general theory and practice with a Hitachi TM3000 low vacuum SEM, and illustrations of how it has been employed for public engagement and archaeological conservation at CSI: Sittingbourne (IIC Keck Award winner 2012). Opportunity for examination of selected participants’ samples and discounted future bookings for the ‘CSI: Sittingbourne/RLAHA shared use SEM’ included. The shared use SEM was purchased through funds donated by the Clothworkers Foundation.
Please bring your own lunch, or use one of The Forum or High Street Cafes.
For all enquiries please contact Dana Goodburn-Brown.
Closing date for registrations: Monday 20 February 2017.
10:30 -11:00 coffee and look around
11:00 - 1:00 introduction and practical sessions (SEM & digital/3D microscopy - split groups)
2:00 - 4:00 practical sessions & concluding remarks (SEM & digital/3D microscopy - split groups)
4:00 - 4:30 coffee/tea break and final look around
4:30 - 6:00 further analysis and discussions possible (and/or adjournment to a pub on the High St.)