Post-X Metals Conference
Archaeology Group; Metals Group
To: Monday 24.02.20
Museum of London, Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Rd, Hoxton, London N1 7E
General Admission: £35.00
Presentations by international speakers on the post-excavation conservation, investigation, storage and archiving of archaeological metal objects. There will be a particular focus on recent Cardiff University research into the use of desiccated microclimates to store iron and copper alloys. The day will end with guided tours of the Museum of London Archaeological Archive, which is the largest archaeological archive in the world.
10.00 -10.30 - Registration
Session 1 – X-radiogaphy and Analysis
10.30 - Establishing standards for the digital radiography of archaeological materials. Karla Graham and Claire Tsang, Historic England.
11.00 - From X-radiography to tomography: a quest for the ideal imaging technique for archaeological metal. Janneke van der Stok,Tonny Beentjes, Ineke Joosten, Lambert van Eijck, Dominique Ngan-Tillard, Maarten van Bommel. University of Amsterdam.
11.20 - Session questions
11.30 - 11.55 - Tea break
Session 2 - Conservation Treatments
12.00 - Conservation of ancient, completely corroded, copper bowl: Experimental study of gap-filling via new nano-polymer. Saleh Mohamad, Fayoum University.
12.20 - Conservation treatment of a copper-alloy bathtub from the Stabian thermal baths in Pompeii. Eleonora Piccirillo.
12.40 - Conservation of a recently excavated anti-resurrections infant coffin from Euston, London. Lucie Altenburg, MOLA.
13.00 - Session questions
13.15 -14.00 - Lunch
Session 3 – Long-term stability and storage
14.00 - Terrestrial archaeological ironwork: an assessment of past treatments. Penny Hill, St Fagans National Museum of History.
14.20 - Repacking the metal finds from Wharram Percy. Charlotte Tomlin, Spencer & Fry.
14.40 - The Desert in the Dry Dock: Desiccation on a Grand Scale. Nicola Grahamslaw, SS Great Britain Trust.
15.00 - New research in the use of desiccated microclimates to store archaeological metals. Nicola Emmerson, Cardiff University.
15.30 - Session questions
15.40 - Tea break
16.00 - 16.45 - Tours of Archaeological Archive
23 January 2020: registration opens
21 February 2020: registration closes