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BA festival of Science

From: John Fields <fieldsj<-a>
Date: Monday, August 15, 2005
This September, Trinity College Dublin will host one of the world's
leading scientific meetings, the BA festival of Science. Organised
by the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BA), the
festival will run for one week, from 3 September 2005.

Of special interest to Museum, Archives and Library staff will be
two sessions in the main programme on Monday 5th September.

The first session between 9am-12pm is titled Secrets of Manuscripts
revealed: recent advances in the field of manuscript research. It
will include four papers:

    The Book of Kells: a new pigment study
    Dr John Fields, TCD

    Lasers-an innovative Tool in the Restoration of Manuscripts
    Dr Wolfgang Kautek, University of Vienna

    The case of degraded ink
    Dr Jana Kolar, National and University Library of Slovenia

    Rereading the lost text: new techniques applied to palimpsest
    Daniel Deckers, University of Hamburg.

The second session at 2-4pm is titled Science of Cultural Heritage
Preservation. It will include four papers:

    Preserving the timbers of Henry VIII's warship, the Mary Rose
    Mark Jones, The Mary Rose Trust

    Conservation of Wall paintings: intersection of science and art
    Sharon Cather, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

    Protection of historic buildings and archaeological sites
    Dr Cristina Sabbioni, CNR-ISAC

    Scientific analysis of easel paintings
    Dr Narayan Khandekar, Straus Center for Conservation, Harvard

The sessions will take place in the Lloyd Institute LT3, at Trinity
College Dublin. The cost is Euro 7 per session. Online booking and
the full programme can be viewed at <URL:>

On Tuesday 6 September 2005 the Institute of Conservation of
Historic and Artistic Works in Ireland (ICHAWI), and Trinity College
Library will host a half day theory-based workshop for mid-career
conservators, at Trinity College Library. The course is titled
Stabilisation of iron gall ink for conservators and will be
delivered by Dr Jana Kolar, Head of the National Centre for
Preservation of Library Materials, National and University Library
of Slovenia. Further details can be obtained from Zoe Reid at:
reid.zoe<-a t->gmail< . >com

On Sep 6, 7,and 8, 2005 at 2pm and 3:30pm there will be guided
tours: An introduction to the Book of Kells exhibition and the
preservation of the library's Treasures. The cost is Euro 5.25 per
person with school groups and children free during the period of the
festival. For bookings and further details contact Anne-Marie
Diffley <adiffley<-a t->tcd< . >ie>

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