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14th ICOM-CC Wet Organic Archaeological Materials (WOAM) Working Group

Historic England and the Mary Rose Trust.

From: Monday 20.05.19
at 9:00am
To: Sunday 24.02.19
at 6:00pm

Portland Building, University of Portsmouth


Early Bird General Admission - Non-ICOM member (available until 28 Feb 2019) - £475.00

Early Bird General Admission - ICOM Member (available until 28 Feb 2019) - £445.00

Gala Dinner - £75.00

General Conference Admission (available until 19th April 2019) - £550.00

Field trip to Flag Fen - £60.00

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Behind the scenes visits to the conservation facilities at both host institutions, a jam packed full program of talks, as well as a drinks reception at Southsea Castle are included. 

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The Working Group Wet Organic Archaeological Materials (WOAM) is concerned with the degradation and conservation of organic archaeological objects found in fresh or salt water, or during excavation of wetland or damp sites. The group is also working with in-situ conservation, reburial, and site surveys, as well as post-conservation treatments of objects of organic archaeological materials.

The 14th ICOM-CC WOAM conference is jointly organised between the Mary Rose Trust and Historic England. The main venue for the conference is the Portland Building, University of Portsmouth.

As well as the conference program, there will be the opportunity to go behind the scenes and visit the conservation facilities of the Mary Rose Trust as well as Historic England.

There will also be a social program (included in the conference fee), the opportunity to enjoy the Historic Dockyard attractions and a field-trip (not included in the conference fee).