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Subject: Conference: Conservation in Context

Conference: Conservation in Context

From: Katharine St Paul <kstpaul<-a>
Date: Friday, March 28, 2008
Conservation in Context: Projects, Money, Deadlines, Science and
    Heritage Projects in Conservation

One day meeting
Michael Faraday Museum, Royal Institution (Ri)
Friday 25 July 2008

Many important conservation projects are often neglected after
completion and important knowledge that could be shared is lost.
This meeting, held jointly with the Historical Group of the Royal
Society of Chemistry, will discuss conservation science,
conservation of objects and conservation heritage projects in their
historical, contemporary and national contexts. The meeting open to
all, will be held in the Grade One listed building of the Royal
Institution which has recently undergone a major reinterpretation,
partially funded by the HLF. The overall programme of works includes
a number of major conservation projects to the building's fabric and
contents and some of the speakers will talk from their experience
about delivering this project. There will be an opportunity, the
previous evening, to visit the new exhibition spaces and heritage
building. The evening event will be opened by the Director of the
Royal Institution, Professor Baroness Greenfield CBE.

    David Saunders
    Head of Conservation at British Museum
    'Conservation Science and the wider aims of the museum'

    Professor Robin Clark CNZM FRS
    Inorganic Chemistry, UCL
    'Advanced scientific methods in conservation. Understanding how
    the methods and knowledge that have been developed have fed into
    the daily routine of conservation work'

    Dr Vincent Daniels FRSC FIIC
    Research fellow at the RCA/V&A
    'The changing appearance of objects'

    Bronwyn Ormsby
    Senior Conservation Scientist at the Tate Gallery
    'The Tate AXA Art Modern Paints Project - the Conservation of
    Acrylic Emulsion Paints'

    Helen Hughes
    Head of Historic Interiors Research and Conservation, English
    'Theory and Practical Work - There is a link'

    MLA Prism Fund and Angela Karsten
    Archaeological Conservator, English Heritage
    'Conservation of the Ri's Scientific Collection'

    Rupert Harris
    Rupert Harris Conservation
    'Treatment of the Grand Staircase Metalwork and an overview of
    the problems associated with the conservation of English 18th
    Century Lead garden Sculpture'

    Mark Sandiford and Daniel Gillberg
    Sandiford and Mapes
    'Kinkarakami at the Ri'

    Katharine St Paul
    Curator of Collections, Ri
    'From Faraday to Japanese wallpaper, an overview of the Ri's
    Heritage project'

    Lenore Symons
    Royal Institution Archivist
    'Conservation in Context: the Ri archives Experience'

    Anthony Peers
    Rodney Melville and Partners, Conservation Architects.
    'Conservation Planning: The value of documentary research and
    fabric analysis in forming the process of change'

    Frank James
    Professor of the History of Science and Head of Collections, Ri.
    'Reflections on the Royal Institution's role in the history of

Registration for the meeting including, lunch, coffee, tea and the
evening reception, is UKP70 standard, UKP40 concessions, Ri and RSC
HG members.

For booking and programme information, see


Please contact Katharine St Paul <kstpaul<-a t->ri< . >ac< . >uk> for further

This meeting is sponsored by Royal and Sunalliance, held jointly
with the Historical Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry and in
association with MLA Prism Fund.

Katharine St Paul
Curator of Collections
The Royal Institution
21 Albemarle Street
London W1S 4BS
+44 207 670 2923
Mobile: +44 7808 584600

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