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BathIRON Traditional Craft Skills in Metals Conservation

Icon Metals Group Conference

From: Friday 15.06.18
at 9:45am
To: Friday 15.06.18
at 4:00pm

Guildhall Bath
High St
City Centre
Bath BA1 5AW

Event description: 

Traditional Craft Skills in Metals Conservation
Icon Metals Group Conference at BathIRON


Bath IRON will be a four-day festival of heritage ironwork in the historic city of Bath 14-17th June 2018 featuring live forging, craft stalls, music and street food. . In keeping with this celebration of traditional skills, the Icon Metals Group one-day conference on the 15th of June will focus on the role of craft skills in conservation of heritage metals.



09.45 – 10.30     Registration and Refreshments, Guildhall

10.30 – 10.55     The Positive Synergy of Craft and Conservation - Alex Coode (Heritage Blacksmith Partnership)

10.55 – 11.20     Assessing Skills in Practice in an Academic Context - Jane Henderson and Phil Parkes (Dept. of Archaeology and Conservation, Cardiff University)

11.20 – 11.45     Revitalizing the Lost Art of Indian Swordsmithing – Material, Techniques and Rituals - Vandana Singh (formerly National Museum, New Delhi)

11.45 – 12.10     The Matilda Diaries: Engineering the Conservation of Tanks - Chris van Schaardenburg (The Tank Museum, Bovington)

12.10 – 13.30     Visit BathIRON Festival Site, Parade Gardens (food stalls available)

13.30 – 14.00     Tea and Coffee, Guildhall

14.00 – 14.25     Recreation of a Byzantine Style Ring with a Black Opal and Granulation - William Hawkes (Freelance Conservator)­

14.50 – 15.15     A Matter of Experience: The Restoration of a Janvier Reducing Machine - Susan Sandford (The Royal Mint, Llantrisant)

14.25 – 14.50     18th Century Turret Clock, St John’s Hospital, Bath: Conservation and Automatic Winding - Andrew Nicholls (Tower Clocks, Bristol)

15.15 – 15.40     Using Traditional Metalsmith Craft Skills in the Education of Conservators in Hungary - Eszter Sz. Bakonyi (National Centre for Conservation and Conservation Training, Hungarian National Museum)

15.40 – 16.00     Closing Remarks

16.00 - onwards Social


Book your tickets below or purchase tickets on Eventbrite: Early Bird tickets are available to midnight 31st of May after which standard ticket rates will apply. Tickets include entry to the BathIRON festival area. 


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