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1st July 2020

ICON Heritage Science Group 2020 Online AGM and Guest Lecture

Online Event

1500 - 1600: Heritage Science Group AGM

1600 - 1700: Psyche on a Smartphone: shining new light on a Florentine Renaissance masterpiece - A webinar by Dr. Paola Ricciardi

The ICON 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 an HSG members and other attendees. For the first time, the AGM will be held online via our Zoom-based webinar platform. The event is free of charge but registration in advance via Eventbrite is required. Joining information for the online event will be provided to registered attendees.

The AGM will run from 15.00 to 16.00 BST

The event is free of charge but registration in advance via Eventbrite is required. Joining information for the online event will be provided to registered attendees.​

The AGM will be followed at 16.00 by a webinar entitled: 

Psyche on a smartphone: shining new light on a Florentine Renaissance masterpiece 

Dr. Paola Ricciardi, Senior Research Scientist at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

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.

Register for the webinar here