Practical sessions with Scanning Electron Microscopy and digital microscopic examination of archaeological and historic samples; as well as an opportunity to visit the CSI: Sittingbourne public access conservation lab, and The Forum Heritage Hub. Participants will receive general theory and practice with reps from both Hitachi TM3000 low vacuum SEM, and Keyence 3D microscope; plus illustrations of how these microscopes have 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 microscopy - split groups)
1:00-2:00 lunch (a range of digital microscope camera attachments will be available for trials, for those interested, eg. for stereo microscopes and mobile phones)
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.)