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Together at Home Webinar Series - Where the arts meet science: Keeping the Mary Rose shipshape

From: Wednesday 22.04.20
at 4:00pm
To: Wednesday 22.04.20
at 5:00pm




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The Icon Book & Paper Group Committee are pleased to be able to bring you a series of live streamed talks while many people are required to stay at home during in these unprecedented times.

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For more information on all upcoming webinars, recordings of past webinars or information on how to give a talk at a future webinar, please see here.

We are pleased to be joined in this series by the Icon Heritage Science Group.

The first HSG lecture will be Eleanor Schofield giving her talk "Where the arts meet science: Keeping the Mary Rose shipshape".

The Mary Rose, a flagship of Henry VIII’s, sank off the coast of Portsmouth in 1545. Rediscovered in the 1960s, the following years saw the excavation of over 19,000 objects, culminating in the excavation of the hull in 1982. Materials vary from leather, wood, human remains to iron, bronze and lead, with items varying in size from minuscule dice to gun carriages capable of transporting 2-3 tonne cannons. The conservation techniques and strategies employed over the last three decades will be discussed, alongside new materials and methods being developed to ensure the long term protection of this important cultural heritage.

About the speaker
Prof. Eleanor Schofield is the Head of Conservation and Collections Care at the Mary Rose Trust. After completing her PhD in Materials Science at Imperial College London in 2006, she completed research posts at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory and the University of Kent. She joined the Mary Rose Trust in 2012 and is now responsible for the conservation of the Mary Rose hull and associated artefacts, the care and management of the collection and research into novel conservation treatments and characterisation methods.


Prof. Eleanor Schofield, Head of Conservation and Collections Care at the Mary Rose Trust