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Heritage Science Group: Annual General Meeting 2020

Icon Heritage Science Group

From: Wednesday 01.07.20
at 3:00pm
To: Wednesday 01.07.20
at 4:00pm

Online via Zoom




The Icon Heritage Science Group (HSG) Committee and Chair will present information about the Group's recent activities and plans for future events. There will also be opportunities for questions from HSG members and other attendees.

Event description: 

The HSG committee is pleased to invite you to the group’s AGM that will take place on Wednesday 1st July at 3pm (BST) via Zoom.

Please register on Eventbrite and you will receive the details to join the AGM via Zoom 2 days before the event.

The AGM will be followed by a Guest Lecture at 4pm by Dr Paola Ricciardi, entitled “Psyche on a smartphone: shining new light on a Florentine Renaissance masterpiece”. Please register directly via Zoom here. The talk will be integrated in the Heritage Science talks within the “Conservation: together at home webinar series”.

Summary: INSPIRE2020 (December 2019 - March 2020) was the first exhibition of work made by primary school children at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. The exhibition resulted from a year-long project modelled on the National Gallery’s Take One Picture, which focused on the painting of Cupid and Psyche by Jacopo del Sellaio as a source of inspiration for creative cross-curricular enquiry on the part of teachers and pupils alike. Inspired by the children’s engagement with the artist’s materials and techniques, conservators and heritage scientists undertook their own technical research on the panel. Their work was integrated in the exhibition display and in a newly-developed AR app. This talk will discuss the role played by Heritage Science in the INSPIRE project, as well as the range of opportunities that truly cross-disciplinary collaboration offers for meaningful, creative engagement of the Heritage Science community with teachers, schoolchildren and museum visitors.

Biography: Paola Ricciardi is Senior Research Scientist at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Her research focuses on the analysis of polychrome artworks with non-invasive methods. She is also interested in the transfer of knowledge between artists and craftsmen working in different media and the potential of object-based research for cross-disciplinary teaching of the school curriculum.

We would also like to remind our group members that the Heritage Science talks within the “Conservation: together at home webinar series” will go on over the summer on Wednesdays at 4pm, with webinars scheduled weekly until at least the 8th of July. The programme and recordings of past talks can be found on the group’s website here.